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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 the London School of Economics (LSE), and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age project. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, and was chief advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was director of the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2006. With Deyan Sudjic he is co-editor of The Endless City (2007) and Living in the Endless City (2011) and, with Philipp Rode Shaping Cities in an Urban Age (2018).