Australia: Liveability vs sustainability

While Melbourne may be a liveable city, it’s got a way to go to become sustainable in the face of challenges like climate change

Steve Grimwade

Published 23 January 2019

Episode 46

The Australian city of Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city numerous times – but does that status make those of us who live here complacent about the city’s long-term future?

Professor Lars Coenen is the inaugural City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities, an initiative between the City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne. The aim is to strengthen the city’s resilience in the face of sustainability challenges like global warming.

But key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.

Episode recorded: November 29, 2018

Interviewer: Steve Grimwade

Producer and editor: Chris Hatzis

Co-producers: Dr Andi Horvath and Silvi Vann-Wall

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