Growth areas and urban development

Growth areas and urban development

VIC
Nov 13
The 2015 Intergenerational Report estimates that another nine million homes will need to be built over the next 40 years to keep pace with population growth. At this event, speakers discuss the vision and ideas to increase connectivity, productivity and liveability in urban growth areas.

Speakers

Professor Jago Dodson, Director, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
Peter Seamer, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Planning Authority
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Event overview

The 2015 Intergenerational Report estimates that another nine million homes will need to be built over the next 40 years to keep pace with population growth. This presents both opportunities and challenges for planners, policy-makers, investors and government.

At this event, speakers discuss the vision and ideas to increase connectivity, productivity and liveability in urban growth areas. We look at:

  • Commercial and residential development in Melbourne's growth areas;
  • Strategic policy and new thinking for building sustainable communities and employment clusters; and
  • Infrastructure planning and funding.  

Meet the speakers

Professor Jago Dodson
Director, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Professor Jago Dodson was appointed Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in 2014. With a wide interest in theoretical and applied urban questions, Professor Dodson has an extensive record of research into housing, transport, urban planning, infrastructure, energy and urban governance problems. Before taking his current role at RMIT, He as held positions at Griffith University, as a Research Fellow from 2004–2014 and as Director of Griffith’s Urban Research Program from 2011–2014

Peter Seamer
Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Planning Authority

Peter has a background in engineering, planning and management in both government and private enterprise roles. With a professional career starting in planning new towns in the UK and Australia, Peter has held roles as Chief Executive of several cities, including Essendon, Greater Bendigo, Whitehorse and City of Sydney.

Mark Steinert
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Mark has over 25 years of experience in property and financial services. Prior to joining Stockland in 2013, Mark held senior executive roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and UBS. Mark was appointed President of the Property Council of Australia in 2015 and is a Director of The Green Building Council of Australia.

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