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Conference Opener - Salon discussion and social

25 Aug 2017 11:29 AM | Vanessa Adams (Administrator)
We are excited to announce that our inaugural Conference will be opened Friday November 17th at 6pm with a Salon event hosted by the Victorian Chapter of AFAA and supported by University of Melbourne. This year's Salon theme is Challenges for Liveability in Australia's cities: Have we reached a tipping point?.

The Salon will feature two leading experts in designing liveable and sustainable communities: Prof Billie Giles-Corti and Dr Iain Butterworth.

For the full details of our Salon please visit the conference page and make sure to register for both the Salon and full Conference!



Prof Billie Giles-Corti is the Distinguished Professor and Director of RMIT University’s Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform. She is passionate about building healthy, liveable and sustainable communities. For two decades, Giles-Corti and her multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on our health and wellbeing. It’s critical work. For Giles-Corti, the future of our urban spaces is being decided today.  “We need to create affordable higher-density housing in green leafy communities, with local shops and services and employment using high-quality public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure.”

Dr Iain Butterworth is trained in community psychology with a strong interest in the interrelationship between urban design, planning, governance and well-being. Iain is currently National President of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association, and an honorary Associate Professor at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. Since 2010, Iain has worked with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and is currently the Manager of Population Health and Planning for East Division Health. Here, Iain is helping to implement the Victorian Labor Government's policy commitment to fostering “Liveable, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities”.

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