In an increasingly fractured, unequal and warming world, we need to rethink and redesign how we collectively govern our relationships to place for social and ecological flourishing.

Whose rights are at stake, what futures are possible, which natures matter, and who gets to say are critical questions that form the focus of the 2019 Transformative Urban Governance conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Hosted by the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT, this two day conference (Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June) and seeks to bring together scholars, activists, practitioners and policy-makers into lively debate to help reframe how we think and practice urban governance in an unequal, warming world.

The conference will be held at RMIT University,which is on the unceded sovereign lands of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung speaking peoples of the Kulin Nation, in the city now known as Melbourne.

In hosting the conference we pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging of all Kulin peoples and invite conversations that honour our collective obligation to Kulin Country, peoples and cultures.

Keynote speakers

With a special performance from Music for a Warming World.



RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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26 June 2019