The 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference held in Melbourne, brought together delegates and speakers from various professional backgrounds to address issues facing our cities - increasing populations, affordable and adequate housing, transport and mobility, job disbursement, resource management, public health and planning for an ageing population. With three-quarters of Australians living in 18 major cities, it is vital to accommodate future growth and change in way cities are developed. The conference examined the challenges, opportunities, trends, and issues currently facing cities and future development.
Senior Associate Warwick Savvas was invited to present his paper: “Balancing the Ledger - Living Architecture for Resilient & Liveable Urban Density”. Warwick cites the potential living architecture has to significantly contribute to the liveability of our dense urban cities – its financial, economic and social benefits as well as highlighting the reality of its implementation means for, councils, developers, property owners and designers. It provided insight from experience in translating the vision through the nitty gritty of delivery.</p.
Warwick’s full presentation will be available in a publication and podcast in the near future: www.healthycities.com.au.