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1 Thriving Neighbourhoods 2011 Conference Urban density – panacea or placebo Tony Arnel Building and Plumbing Industry Commissioner 25 October October 2011

2 Our cities Cities generate 1/3 rd of total greenhouse gas emissions

3 Ecological impact Environmental footprint of urban Australia = 7 ha/person Average worldwide = 2.2 ha/person

4 There is a better way Good urban design & architecture New focus is neighbourhoods, precincts & communities IEQ delivers community benefits

5 Urban density Relative to location Relative to location 800,000 pple in City of Melb daily ( 97,00 0 residents) 800,000 pple in City of Melb daily ( 97,00 0 residents) 70 % live in high rise 70 % live in high rise

6 How green is our high rise? Limited research shows: High rise apartments have a greater carbon footprint

7 City of Melbourne initiatives 1200 Buildings (commercial) 1200 Buildings (commercial) Sustainable Living in the City Sustainable Living in the City Hi-RES Hi-RES

8 A future built on solid data Lessons from green commercial buildings More research

9 Urban design imperatives

10 Role of local councils Local government uniquely placed Sustainability a key agenda item GBCA Government Guide to Green Star - Communities

11 The bottom line is … EducationBalance - Urbanisation - Urbanisation - Density - Density - Affordability - Affordability - Sustainability - Sustainability

12 Thank you Tony Arnel Building and Plumbing Industry Commissioner Chair, Green Building Council of Australia Chair, World Green Building Council


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