The Australian city of Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city numerous times – but does that status make those of us who live here complacent about the city’s long-term future?
Professor Lars Coenen is the inaugural City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities, an initiative between the City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne. The aim is to strengthen the city’s resilience in the face of sustainability challenges like global warming.
But key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.