The CRCLCL’s Curtin Node hosted a Regenerative Cities National Forum on 23 May 2017 in the City of Perth, attended by senior industry and government representatives.
The Forum was informed by a the background paper Making Cities Work for People and Planet, with attendees invited to respond to the paper and discuss ways of initiating:
- an environmentally enhancing, restorative relationship between cities and the natural systems they depend on;
- the mainstreaming of efficient, renewable energy systems for human settlements across the world; and
- new lifestyle choices and economic opportunities which will encourage people to participate in this regenerative transformation process.
At this forum Professor Herbert Girardet, founder of the concept, offered a global perspective on the Regenerative Cities movement. Professor Girardet's keynote presentation was followed by the latest findings from researchers in the field using the Pecha Kucha format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide).
Industry and government leaders offered responses relating to researcher presentations regarding utilisation and impact. The forum closed with an inspiring address given by Jessica Shaw MLA on behalf of the WA Treasurer and Minister for Energy Ben Wyatt. If you would like to learn more about the Regenerative City concept or the work of our researchers please visit the CUSP website.
Resources from the National Forum: Regenerative Cities
- Background paper: Making Cities Work for People and the Planet
- Media release: Australia’s regenerative city projects praised by concept founder at first national forum
- Peter Newman presentation: What is a Regenerative City and how do we make it happen?
- Research presentations: Regenerative Cities & WGV
- Research presentations: Regenerative Cities & Innovative Precincts