EcoCity World Summit 2017
There’s only two days to go before the 2017 EcoCity World Summit and we couldn’t be more excited.
The EcoCity Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world.
ECOCITY 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations is being hosted by the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
The 2017 Summit will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities.
An impressive faculty of keynote and featured speakers have been arranged to lead the discussions at the Summit with The Hon. Al Gore, Former US Vice President and Chair of The Climate Reality Project, acting as the principal speaker.
The Summit will address the unprecedented ecological, economic, political and cultural challenges – and opportunities – facing the world’s cities through a focus on six major themes: Climate and energy transformations, food and water security, smart cities for people, healthy and caring cities, culturally vibrant cities, and governance, infrastructure and finance.
If you’re unable to attend the Summit there are also a few community events that you can participate in.
- Tuesday 11 July – Trash Puppets with ARTPLAY at the EcoCity Summit Community Hub, Melbourne Town Hall between 10am and 4pm
- Wednesday 12 July – City of Melbourne Park Rangers at the EcoCity Summit Community Hub at the Melbourne Town Hall between 11am and 1pm
- Wednesday 12 July – Biodiversity Benefits: understorey plant stall at the EcoCity Summit Community Hub at the Melbourne Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm
- Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July – Baluk Bush Toys with ARTPLAY at the EcoCity Summit Community Hub at the Melbourne Town Hall between 10am and 4pm.