Past Events

Breaking Point: The future of Australian cities by Peter Seamer AM

12 February 2019, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Peter Seamer’s Breaking Point is a timely critique of our nation’s urban development and planning culture. 

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Launch of Dry Zones: Planning and the Hangovers of Liquor Licensing History

8 February 2019, 4:00PM-6:30PM

Come along to the official launch of Dr Elizabeth Taylor’s book Dry Zones: Planning and the Hangovers of Liquor Licensing History, published by Palgrave Pivot.

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The Unsettling Outdoors: Studying environmental estrangement in everyday life

5 February 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Associate Professor of Human Geography Russell Hitchings from University College London discusses how the idea and the experience of outdoor environments can unsettle patterns of everyday life.

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2019 Transport research symposium: Ethics and transport planning

2 February 2019, 9:00AM-5:00PM

The 2019 Transport Research Symposium brings together activists, academics, and built environment professionals currently working and thinking critically about the ‘state of transport planning’ in Victoria and beyond. 

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ABM Hack: an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional hackathon for large-scale urban simulation

1 February 2019, 9:30AM-4:30PM

The session aims to draw on the collective knowledge of participants to build models of cycling behaviour into the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM).  

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Creating liveable cities in Australia: Launch of the Melbourne Scorecard

10 September 2018, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Join us for this informal networking event hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia for the presentation of  A Scorecard and Priority Recommendations for Melbourne – a new report measuring Melbourne’s true liveability progress. 

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Postgraduate Master Class: Critical urban research for social change

24 August 2018, 1:00PM-4:00PM

We live in a time where the need for urban research that is critical in its questioning of relations of power and domination is strikingly clear. But what does it really mean to do ‘critical’ urban research?

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The Ethics of Transport Planning: Lessons From Near and Far

16 August 2018, 6:00PM-7:30PM

This event is Part 2 of the three part series; The Ethics of Transport Planning: A conversation about the past, present and future of transport planning

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Regional policy, regional innovation: Implications of European experience for Australia

13 August 2018, 12:30PM-2:00PM

What can Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region learn from the European experience?

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Ethics and Transport Planning: How Do We Fare?

9 August 2018, 6:00PM-7:30PM

This event is Part 1 of the three part series; The Ethics of Transport Planning: A conversation about the past, present and future of transport planning

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Environmental Justice Atlas Workshop

5 August 2018, 9:30AM-4:30PM

This 2-day workshop — on Sundays 5 and 12 August — supports all participants to research, write and enter another significant case study, peer-reviewed and posted online with your name as the contributor.

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Urban climate change experimentation

24 July 2018, 12:30PM-2:00PM

This seminar draws on two examples of climate experimentation in Berlin and Philadelphia to examine how urban climate experiments seek to govern futures in the present, and the political implications of this process, by understanding them as heterotopic sites.

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Pathways and barriers to the implementation of mobility pricing in Vancouver

20 July 2018, 12:00PM-1:00PM

In this seminar our guest from Canada, Professor Anthony Perl examines the Commission’s research and public consultation process to assess the progress and pitfalls of advancing a workable mobility pricing scheme for Metro Vancouver.

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Public participatory GIS mapping methods

11 July 2018, 12:00PM-1:00PM

In the seminar, guest speaker Tiina Laatikainen, MSc, Doctoral Student at Aalto University, Finland, will introduce the SoftGIS method and its various research as well as planning practice applications.

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Eco-Suburbia: Low Carbon Futures

13 June 2018, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Join us for an evening with renowned Australian environmental designer and permaculture co-originator David Holmgren together with Professor Ralph Horne and Associate Professor Anitra Nelson as they posit model futures and intervene in the current debate.

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Regional Fast Rail: Prospects, implications and challenges for regional communities

29 May 2018, 6:00PM-7:30PM

This Talking Transport forum brings together people to discuss what high speed rail may mean for regional Victorians.

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Morality and Power Book Launch

16 March 2018, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Join us to celebrate the launch Mike Berry’s new book Morality and Power: On Ethics, Economics and Public Policy

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A Networking Event at the World Urban Forum #9

11 February 2018, 9:00AM-12:00PM

This WUF 9 Networking Event offers an open floor discussion of housing within the NUA via priorities, progress and challenges faced by UN member states at the national level.

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Remaking Cities Conference 2018

31 January 2018, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Remaking Cities, the 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually remade: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been remade over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation.

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Book Launch of War of Places by Raquel Rolnik

16 November 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

War of Places: The Colonisation of Land and Housing in the Financial Era addresses the shift in housing that has occurred around the world, transforming this most important dimension of everyday life from a social good to a financial asset.