Ecocity World Summit
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006
The Summit will be held in July 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and will make an anticipated $3 million contribution to the State's economy. This will be only the second time that the Summit has been held in Australia.
Around 1,000 leading international urban planners, architects and environmental specialists will gather in Melbourne to discuss world-leading sustainable city initiatives.
Professor Brendan Gleeson, Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), said: "It's a great honour to host the conference, which we hope will showcase Melbourne as a centre of critical and constructive thought about urban challenges.
"Melbourne is a marvellously liveable city but it's also facing grave sustainability threats. It's a test bed for ideas and actions in an urban age threatened by climate change and resource depletion."
The MSSI at the University of Melbourne and the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at the University of Western Sydney are the two local champions of the Summit.