ECOCITY World Summit 2017

Location: 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Start Date: 

12 July 2017

End Date: 

14 July 2017

Contact: 

ECOCITY World Summit 2017 office

Email: 

ecocity2017@wsm.com.au

Phone: 

03 9645 6311

Web: 

www.ecocity2017.com

Details: 

The ECOCITY Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. Further details of the history and context of the ECOCITY Summit series can be found on the web site of Ecocity Builders.

ECOCITY 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations is being hosted by the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne. The 2017 Summit will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities.

ECOCITY 2017 will address the unprecedented ecological, economic, political and cultural challenges - and opportunities - facing the world's cities through a focus on six major themes:

  • climate and energy transformations;
  • food and water security;
  • smart cities for people;
  • healthy and caring cities;
  • culturally vibrant cities; and
  • governance, infrastructure 
and finance.

The Summit program will address three core questions in relation to each of these themes.

  • Understanding: What are the key sustainability and resilience risks and opportunities facing cities? What are the key sources and drivers of these risks and opportunities?
  • Imagining: How can we imagine and communicate sustainable and resilient city futures and pathways?
  • Creating: What actions are required to drive the rapid and just transitions required to create resilient and sustainable cities?