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Transported: 2007 arch-peace forum


Transported (Sat. September 1, 2007), will be a one-day forum that will discuss the issue of collective modes of transportation in relation to climate change and responsible urban development. The purpose of this forum is to bring together academics and community perspectives for a dialogue that reveals the magnitude and ramifications that transport has in our environment and every day life.

This forum involves the participation of academics, transport lobbyists, politicians, and socio-physical exclusion experts. A main aspect of this forum will be the invitation of secondary school students from Melbourne's periphery, who will have the opportunity to participate in the forum and workshop.

Possible outcomes from the forum:

  • Promotion of a cross-disciplinary approach to tackle urban issues
  • Future directions - model
  • Lobbying
  • Awareness and education

Topics so far:

  • City, Health and Education
  • Technology + Transport
  • Learning from other cities: focus on overseas initiatives
  • Implications: social, economical, political and environmental
  • Art Projects
  • Workshop (tailored to secondary students)

At this stage we are working in a collaborative partnership with Unesco Observatory, RMIT Public Art and the participation of Prof Nicholas Low, director of Gamut (Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport).

If you would like to be involved in this exciting forum, please contact us here and become part of our Transported multidisciplinary team.


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