Circular City Hubs: Improving thriving, liveable, resilient urban centres
Today’s thematic webinar will focus on a key locus of circular change: cities. Whilst some national governments are still lagging on sustainable development action, cities have taken the initiative and implemented a range of circular measures, seeking to become fit for the 21st century. IURC cities and city leaders will examine how we can take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities in cities to create a system that can work long-term for the economy, society, and the environment. The key experts from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Turku from the IURC Asia & Australasia network will also share how we can use our current resources to re-design cities from within as vibrant systems that operate and provide better public services more efficiently, improve how buildings are used, re-imagine food smart cities and protect the well-being of citizens.
Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management at RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12, as well as the newly formed Integrated Platform for Circular Economy, Climate Resilience, and Energy.