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Public Lecture: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: the Role of Cities and Citizens

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Presented by Aromar Revi and hosted by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, the annual sustainability lecture will outline the challenges and potential ways forward to operationalise the SDGs in urban areas through a partnership between citizens, local and regional governments, national governments, enterprises, civil society and knowledge institutions.

Event details

This annual sustainability lecture will outline the challenges and potential ways forward to operationalise the SDGs in urban areas.

Date
Monday 9 May 2016
Time
12 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre, Studio Underground
Cost
Free
Aeriel view of a city

In September 2015, 193 countries, including Australia, committed themselves to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all people, everywhere by 2030. Goal 11: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” placed sustainable cities on a universal global development agenda. The challenge is moving from high level political commitments to realisation in communities, neighbourhoods, cities and regions.

To register for this event please email christine.finlay@curtin.edu.au or call 9266 9042.

About Aromar Revi

Aromar Revi is Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) India’s prospective independent National University for Research and Innovation, addressing its challenges of urbanisation.

He is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), co-chair of the Urban Thematic Group, where he led a successful global campaign for an urban sustainable development goal.

Aromar Revi is an international practitioner, consultant, researcher and educator with 30 years of interdisciplinary experience in public policy and governance, political economy of reform, development, technology, sustainability and human settlements.