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Rethinking The Urban Forest Conference

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Rethinking The Urban Forest Conference


Join us at the inaugural “Rethinking the Urban Forest” cross-sector conference. For the first time, we will bring together arborists, academics, activists, ecologists, planners, project managers and politicians from Sydney and beyond to discuss the benefits and the roadblocks to achieving a scaling up of urban forest planning and implementation in the face of climate change, habitat/biodiversity loss and a fast-growing city.

Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference
May 24 , 9am - 5pm ( Registrations open 8am )
Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville

Bookings are now open for the inaugural Rethinking the Urban Forest conference with Early Bird tickets on sale until March 31st. Tickets are $125 (Early Bird) / $250

Confirmed Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Marco Amati, Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
David Callow, Team Leader – Urban Forest & Ecology, City of Melbourne Council
Charles Casuscelli, Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Assoc. Prof. Peter Davies, MQ Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University
John Douglas, Head of Arboriculture, Ryde TAFE
Prof. Katherine Gibson, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Gwilym Griffiths, Urban Forest Manager, Inner West Council
Jemilah Hallinan, Outreach Director, Environmental Defenders Office NSW
Dr Adrienne Keane, Sydney University Planning and Nature Conservation
Prof. Michelle Leishman, Chief Investigator for the “Which Plant Where” Project, Macquarie University
Dr Abby Mellick Lopes, Western Sydney University, Cooling the Commons
Michael Sullings, Tree Management Officer, City of Sydney Council
Dr. Caragh Threlfall, Research Fellow in Urban Ecology, University of Melbourne
Dr Fraser Torpy, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Website for more info addiroad.org.au/rethinking-the-urban-forest-conference/

Presented by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation with support by Inner West Council, Macquarie University , Arborsafe and 202020 Vision.



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