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National Forum: How is Perth doing with the CRC’s help?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
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Registrations are now closed for this free event, the CRC for Low Carbon Living's (CRCLCL) National Forum: The Renewable City - How Perth is doing with the CRC's Help? 

Perth has greatly benefited from the CRCLCL's research over the past seven years and has dramatically grown in its understanding of what can be achieved through creating a Renewable City based on low carbon living.  

Demonstrated through single houses, medium density precincts, local governments, industrial precincts, schools and university campuses, the CRCLCL's research has grown into national studies and international projects as Perth's low carbon innovations have been recognized.
This National Forum celebrated the latest research accomplished through the CRCLCL and Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and their national partnerships.

Professor Peter Droege from the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development set out the global context and how rapidly the world is moving towards low carbon living. His paper The Renewable City: The Future of Low Carbon Living was circulated as part of the Forum. The paper demonstrates how CUSP researchers are pushing the low carbon living agenda globally, and how Perth is demonstrating real leadership in the next economy.

Speakers include:

Professor Peter Droege
Peter is an international urban sustainability expert and experienced mind on advanced urban policy, management, design, planning and renewable infrastructure development. He is the director of the Liechenstein Institute for Strategic Development and holds a Conjoint Professorship at the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Built Environment. Peter’s academic career stretches from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Tokyo as Urban Development Engineering Endowed Chair, to Lend Lease Chair and Professor of Urban Design at the University of Sydney. His latest book is Urban Energy Transition - Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions


Dr Josh Byrne 
Josh is an environmental scientist with a national profile as a consultant, researcher and communicator in urban sustainability. He is a Research Fellow at Curtin University and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Josh’s research activities span high performance housing, water sensitive design and sustainable urban developments. He currently leads two national research projects for the CRCLCL on mainstreaming high performance, low carbon housing.

Professor Greg Morrison 
Greg is Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and professor of sustainable cities. He built the HSB Living Lab in Gothenburg, Sweden and is planning a new Living Lab in Fremantle. He coordinated and managed the CRC LCL Living Labs network, WGV as an urban Living Lab and the ARENA funded solar-battery trials at WGV. Greg has recently published a series of research papers on energy and water metabolism in homes with an emphasis on the system of practice.

Dr Jemma Green 
Jemma is Chair of the world-leading, blockchain renewable energy trading company Power Ledger. Jemma is a research fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, where her doctoral research into Citizen Utilities produced unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for the deployment of rooftop solar PV and battery storage within multi-unit developments and the application of blockchain technology. Jemma is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councillor for the City of Perth. She is also the Chair of Climate-KIC Australia, a founder of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a contributor to Forbes on blockchain disruption.

Dr Xin Liu 
Xin holds a Diploma in Information & Computing Science, BSc. (Hons) in Mathematics, MSc. in Geographic Information Systems and a PhD in Spatial Sciences. Xin has published one scholarly book, one book chapter and twenty-four refereed journal papers largely on spatial and temporal modelling and  sustainability. He is an editorial board member for ERA, SJR and ESCI indexed journal Management of Environmental Quality and an invited reviewer for a number of high impact journals.

Dr Mike Mouritz 
Mike is a Senior Research Fellow with CUSP at the school of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University.  He joined CUSP in January 2018 where he is responsible for project management and research projects related to innovations in urban planning, urban revitalisation, public transport and assessing technological innovations such as the introduction of solar energy and battery systems. Mike is an urban development professional with over 20 years’ experience in local and state government and in the private sector.  Has been involved in creating urban renewal frameworks that have provide investment opportunity and build local ownership centres in NSW and WA.  He has executive level experience in local and state government and in consulting and has been responsible for creating and building multi-disciplinary teams involved in local economic development, urban planning and renewal, sustainability, and property development of public owned land. Mike is presently working on CRC for Low Carbon Living and Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre funded programs.  Mike brings his wealth of professional experience to the research agenda.

Professor Peter Newman 
Peter is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He has written 20 books and over 340 papers on sustainable cities. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councilor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Prime Minister’s Cities Reference Group. He is a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the IPCC on Transport and his latest book is Resilient Cities: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence. He is Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Earth, a new Nature journal and in 2018 was made WA Scientist of the Year.


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