What will a future Melbourne look like?

In the face of rapidly growing population, Melbourne must transition from a housing bubble to a low carbon future, the challenges of which demand solutions that span the complexities of urban life.

How will we achieve sustainable urban density, affordable housing, food growing, participatory governance and a just city?

Do we need to change our thinking?

Join us for an evening with renowned Australian environmental designer and permaculture co-originator David Holmgren (RetroSuburbia) together with Professor Ralph Horne (Housing Sustainability in Low Carbon Cities) and Associate Professor Anitra Nelson (Small is Necessary, Shared Living on a Shared Planet) from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research, as they posit model futures and intervene in the current debate.

This event willbe chaired by Emeritus Professor Mike Berry. Come along to be part of this vital discourse.

Light refreshments and copies of the book to purchase will be availble on the evening.

David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept following publication of Permaculture One, co-authored with Bill Mollison in 1978. David is globally recognised as a leading ecological thinker, teacher, respected writer and thought-provoking speaker promoting permaculture lifestyle as a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. Other key publications include Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002) and Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009) and most recently, RetroSuburbia; The Downshifter Guide to a Resilient Future (2018).

Image provided by Holmgren Design.


RMIT University Building 80, Level 2, Room 007, 445 Swanston St Melbourne, VIC 3000


13 June 2018