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Forum – Sydney
7 April 2017 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) Forum, designed to inspire, engage and dare everyone who attends to think and go beyond. If you believe every act of development must be positive and regenerative this is the Forum for you.
The theme this year is Building Nutrition: Bringing health, happiness and well-being back to the centre of the design discussion, with the topics being biophilic design, urban agriculture, human health in buildings, and delivering a Living Building Challenge Project. Our speakers will challenge the status quo of our industry and share their personal experiences about how to create better outcomes and opportunities for all. In between presentations we will facilitate discussions at each table giving attendees the opportunity to have an opinion, debate, challenge and generate ideas with everyone in the room. Each table will have a set Living Building Challenge Petal to focus on, and attendees will move from table to table for maximum engagement.
The vision of LFIA is to create a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. No global movement springs from individuals, it takes an army of people to unite and achieve something this big. So join us to be inspired, challenged and motivated to create a better future.
The Forum is aimed to be held across Australian capital cities, and there are plenty of ways that you can get involved to help out at a local level. If you want to volunteer throughout the development and / or on the day, please get email us and we’ll get in touch.
Date: 7 April 2017
Location: Camperdown Commons, 51A Mallett Street, Camperdown
Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
One of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability globally, Amanda will share her personal insights on biophilic design and why Australia needs the Living Building ChallengeTM, Declare® and JUSTTM.
Jock Gammon, Managing Director, Junglefy
One of Australia’s leading living infrastructure innovators, Jock will share his world view on the adoption of plants into our cities providing inspiring global examples of what’s possible and why urban agriculture is our next global movement.
Hannah Morton, Senior ESD Consultant, Cundall
With her exemplary commitment and experience driving sustainability in the built environment, Hannah will talk about the realities of measuring human health and wellbeing, global rating systems and a practical case study on the adoption of Europe’s first WELL CertifiedTM project.
Peri Macdonald, Executive General Manager Retail, Frasers Property Australia
With his broad experience in retail property development, investment and finance Peri is an alternative thinker and driven to shape the future. Tasked with the job of delivering the world’s first Living Retail Building, he shares the challenges, achievements and his hopes for this project.
Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and wall covering solutions. With the most diverse portfolio of products in the global flooring industry, we offer truly integrated, customised and coordinated solutions for complex spaces and specific usages. Our wealth of local and international experience in each segment equips us with an industry-leading understanding of the impact a choice of flooring has on health and wellbeing. From visual, acoustics and air quality improvements to reduced maintenance costs, environmental impact and safety, our approach creates value while ensuring scale and execution excellence.
for the Forum are Mohawk Industries, BlueScope, Frasers Property Australia, Cundall and Solgen Energy Group.