Webinar | Net zero precincts of the future

10/12/2021 11:00 am 10/12/2021 12:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Webinar | Net zero precincts of the future

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This seventh webinar in the Net Zero series focused on Net Zero Precincts, interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities.

In this webinar, panel members Alison Whitten (Sustainable and Resilient Precincts Lead, City of Melbourne), Dr Darren Sharp (Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts) and Samantha Peart (Director for Sustainability at Development Victoria) shared their learnings about the establishment of  Net Zero Precincts.

Alison spoke about neighbourhood-scale interventions that the City of Melbourne have been developing. She also covered the strategic objectives of local government for net zero precincts and how the City of Melbourne is setting the agenda for the broader metropolitan area.

Darren focused on Monash University's Net Zero Precincts ARC Linkage project that will be delivered over the next 4 years which aims to accelerate the transition to net zero at precinct scale. He talked about governance considerations, the living lab process, and how research and operations are working together to achieve net zero transformations in energy, mobility and buildings.

Samantha gave a broader perspective, outlining Development Victoria’s experience across a variety of precincts, the mechanisms of control and governance that need to be considered and the challenges and opportunities for net zero precincts considering both scale and context.

Professor Rob Raven (Research Director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute) hosted this event.


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Meet the host

Rob Raven

Professor Rob Raven

Research Director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Rob is the research director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and professor of institutions and societal transitions at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. His interest is in sustainability transitions and socio-technical innovation. His empirical work has covered energy and mobility transition processes in both Europe and Asia. He published over 50 scientific articles on these topics and recently was co-editor of ‘The Experimental City’ (2016). His current research agenda is focussed on analysis of transformative change in urban context such as eco-cities and smart cities.

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Samantha Peart

Samantha Peart

Director – Sustainability, Development Victoria

Sam developed and is responsible for the oversight of Development Victoria’s Sustainability Strategy in her role as Director - Sustainability. She has line of sight across Development Victoria's entire portfolio and works at all levels across the organisation to embed Sustainability in all projects and operations. In addition to embedding best practice, Sam works to identify and deliver strategic and scalable innovation opportunities through pilots and partnerships.

Dr Darren Sharp

Dr Darren Sharp

MSDI Research Fellow and Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts

Darren is a sustainability transitions researcher interested in urban experimentation, living labs, multi-stakeholder governance, grassroots innovations, and the sharing economy. He is Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts is an interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities. Darren’s research speaks to the possibilities of social learning, institutional arrangements, community agency, and new urban imaginaries to drive the transformation of cities towards sustainability.

Alison Whitten

Alison Whitten

Sustainable and Resilient Precincts Lead at City of Melbourne

Alison’s role involves preparing the city’s urban renewal areas for the future by embedding and advocating for ambitious sustainability and resilience targets and outcomes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. She previously led Resilient Melbourne’s ‘Resilient Communities’ program, which established multi-sector partnerships to encourage more inclusive decision-making in housing development. Alison holds degrees in systems engineering and urban planning and has experience working globally in management consulting, international development and planning.

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Event Details

Date:
12 October 2021 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description

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This seventh webinar in the Net Zero series focused on Net Zero Precincts, interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities.

In this webinar, panel members Alison Whitten (Sustainable and Resilient Precincts Lead, City of Melbourne), Dr Darren Sharp (Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts) and Samantha Peart (Director for Sustainability at Development Victoria) shared their learnings about the establishment of  Net Zero Precincts.

Alison spoke about neighbourhood-scale interventions that the City of Melbourne have been developing. She also covered the strategic objectives of local government for net zero precincts and how the City of Melbourne is setting the agenda for the broader metropolitan area.

Darren focused on Monash University's Net Zero Precincts ARC Linkage project that will be delivered over the next 4 years which aims to accelerate the transition to net zero at precinct scale. He talked about governance considerations, the living lab process, and how research and operations are working together to achieve net zero transformations in energy, mobility and buildings.

Samantha gave a broader perspective, outlining Development Victoria’s experience across a variety of precincts, the mechanisms of control and governance that need to be considered and the challenges and opportunities for net zero precincts considering both scale and context.

Professor Rob Raven (Research Director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute) hosted this event.


Watch the video


Meet the host

Rob Raven

Professor Rob Raven

Research Director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Rob is the research director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and professor of institutions and societal transitions at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. His interest is in sustainability transitions and socio-technical innovation. His empirical work has covered energy and mobility transition processes in both Europe and Asia. He published over 50 scientific articles on these topics and recently was co-editor of ‘The Experimental City’ (2016). His current research agenda is focussed on analysis of transformative change in urban context such as eco-cities and smart cities.

Meet the speakers

Samantha Peart

Samantha Peart

Director – Sustainability, Development Victoria

Sam developed and is responsible for the oversight of Development Victoria’s Sustainability Strategy in her role as Director - Sustainability. She has line of sight across Development Victoria's entire portfolio and works at all levels across the organisation to embed Sustainability in all projects and operations. In addition to embedding best practice, Sam works to identify and deliver strategic and scalable innovation opportunities through pilots and partnerships.

Dr Darren Sharp

Dr Darren Sharp

MSDI Research Fellow and Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts

Darren is a sustainability transitions researcher interested in urban experimentation, living labs, multi-stakeholder governance, grassroots innovations, and the sharing economy. He is Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts is an interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities. Darren’s research speaks to the possibilities of social learning, institutional arrangements, community agency, and new urban imaginaries to drive the transformation of cities towards sustainability.

Alison Whitten

Alison Whitten

Sustainable and Resilient Precincts Lead at City of Melbourne

Alison’s role involves preparing the city’s urban renewal areas for the future by embedding and advocating for ambitious sustainability and resilience targets and outcomes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. She previously led Resilient Melbourne’s ‘Resilient Communities’ program, which established multi-sector partnerships to encourage more inclusive decision-making in housing development. Alison holds degrees in systems engineering and urban planning and has experience working globally in management consulting, international development and planning.

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