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Melbourne Unplugged

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Rob Adams discussed how Melbourne resurrected from the 1980s to become the World’s Most Liveable City, is facing the joint challenges of rapid urbanisation and climate change.

Can it meet these challenges or will it fall from grace yet again?

 

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  • Rob Adams

    Rob Adams is currently the Director City Design at the City of Melbourne and a member of the Urbanization Council of the World Economic Forum. With over 40 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 30 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of central Melbourne.

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board and was Director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition Tate Modern in London. He has previously been a member of the UK Government Airport Commission (2012-2015) and Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the 2012 London Olympics. He is co-editor of ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (2018), ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century’ (2017), ‘Living in the Endless City’ (2011) and ‘The Endless City’ (2007).