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Living Cities Forum 2019

When: Thursday 23 May 2019
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
How much: See website for details
More info: Living Cities Forum

Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s Living Cities Forum is back for 2019, and this year is better than ever – after the Melbourne event, the forum will head to Sydney on 28 May.

This year’s selection of speakers truly reflects the exciting developments and modes of thought that are happening in urban design and architecture across the world. Across the day, this year’s theme, ‘future needs’, will be explored in two distinct sessions: ‘tomorrow’s cities’ and ‘latent conditions’. The forum will address the fast-changing social and political environments in which architects and urban planners now practice, with direct attention to the needs and wellbeing of young, and unborn, generations.

By 2050, the population of Australia’s major cities is predicted to nearly double, while global warming and its associated effects will significantly alter our urban and regional environments. How we accommodate this unprecedented population growth and respond to climate change requires precise calculation and open imagination. What—and whose—knowledge, narratives and needs we prioritise today will determine the fairness and resilience of our future cities.

Highlights will include Pritzker-Prize winning architect and designer of the 2019 MPavilion, Glen Murcutt, cultural historian and architect Mabel O. Wilson and former Los Angeles Times architecture critic and chief design officer for the city of L.A, Christopher Hawthorne.

[Main image: Marmalade Sky, project by Rachaporn Choochuey, speaker at Living Cities Forum 2019. Photo supplied by Naomi Milgrom Foundation]