The first round of parallel urban thinkers sessions were open to all. These sessions were a space to feed the debate on key issues participants want to raise in order to contribute to a new urban paradigm. Themes addressed in the urban thinkers sessions feed into the main theme of the Melbourne Urban Thinkers Campus: Ethical Cities.
Participants had the opportunity to attend an additional breakout session in the second round of Parallel urban thinkers sessions from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
The ethical city uses trust at a community level as currency to create community cohesion, interdependence and empowerment to act and respond positively to shocks and stresses. Community resilience is crucial when disasters occur but the trust and connections that underpin this resilience are formed over time at the neighbourhood level during ‘peace’ times when shocks … Continue reading Resilience – Round 1
It is estimated that as many as 60% of all urban dwellers will be under the age of 18 by 2030, with a significant percentage of this growth being the result of youth migrating to urban areas. As international migration continues to grow in scale and complexity, the event will explore the role of the … Continue reading Inclusion and the Right to the City – Round 1
The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. War and conflict, climate change and pursuit of the economic and educational opportunities city living has to offer are but a few of the many reasons why people across the globe are making the move to urban centres. The rapid urbanisation that has … Continue reading Ethical City Development – Round 1