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Ever wondered how the liveability of Melbourne and Sydney compares? The RMIT Centre for Urban Research has recently released liveability scorecards for Australia’s two biggest cities, mapping key liveability indicators and suggesting priority recommendations for the policies of each city. Billie Giles-Corti, Julianna Rozek, Lucy Gunn and Melanie Davern compared the outcomes of each study in a Conversation article.
As part of National Science Week celebrations, hubs in the National Environmental Science Program came together to host Indigenous Science Conversations at Questacon in Canberra. It was wonderful to hear the inspiring First Nations speakers share their lived experience of the place of First Peoples in science. Following a short Q&A session with the panellists, there was an opportunity for the audience to write questions on cards for follow up after the events. We received over 30 questions and are currently working our way through these. Find responses that CAUL Hub’s Indigenous Knowledge Broker has provided here.
A new collaborative paper on the seven principles (or lamps) of planning for urban biodiversity has been published in the journal Cities. The paper outlines practical, strategic opportunities to facilitate a paradigm shift toward planning for the ‘more-than-human’. The paper is accompanied by a Pursuit article, ‘Making cities work for every urban-dweller,’ written by Kirsten Parris and Marco Amati.
The CAUL Hub published a NAIDOC Week Edition of the Urban Beat newsletter, edited by our Indigenous Knowledge Broker Zena Cumpston. The 2018 NAIDOC theme is Because of Her, We Can! This special NAIDOC newsletter showcases the voices and perspectives of Australia's First People and focuses on the social, cultural and political power of First Nations women. Read it here.
The CAUL Hub is collaborating with Thrive Research Hub​, The Living Stage, AILA Vic and The University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct to create The Living Pavilion, a temporary event space for CLIMARTE’s ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE’ festival (23rd April - 19th May 2019). On 9-11 July we hosted an intensive creative development process to co-design initial design concepts and programming opportunities for The Living Pavilion with key partners, city practitioners, community members and students.
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