City North Social Innovation Precinct Workshop 2 on Sustainable Urban Development
For several years, RMIT has been working towards a vision to renew and transform a key part of Melbourne's city – the block between Lygon, Swanston, Queensberry and Victoria Streets – that also makes up part of our campus. This unique block is a place where RMIT, together with our partners currently delivers vocational training, student and community engagement and industry and innovation partnerships. RMIT is currently working with the Victorian Government, City of Melbourne, University of Melbourne, and other partners to develop a masterplan proposal for this precinct, along with a shared Innovation Spine connecting key points on the District from Franklin Street along Cardigan Street and Grattan Street. In this workshop we will explore the key area of:
Sustainable Urban Development
Establishing the precinct as a living lab for sustainable urban planning and renewal. Responding to demand for sustainability skills particularly in the building and energy sectors.
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.