SDSN Australia/Pacific, in partnership with SDSN Youth, is giving students from the University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University an opportunity to join a lunch roundtable with Professor Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and one of the driving forces behind the campaign for an Urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11).
Aromar Revi is a co-chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. He has served as a senior advisor to various ministries of the Government of India, consulted with a wide range of UN, multilateral, bilateral development and private sector institutions and works on economic, environmental and social change at global, regional and urban scales.
He was responsible for the development of housing and urban development plans for two-thirds of India’s states in the 1990s and worked on three of the world’s ten largest cities, with communities across twenty-five of India’s twenty-eight states.
Aromar is considered a leading expert on Global Environmental Change especially on Climate Change adaptation and mitigation having coordinated the Urban Areas section of the IPCC 5th Assessment report (2014).
Aromar is visiting Australia courtesy of the Australian Water Association to give a keynote address at the OzWater’16 Conference.
The roundtable is co-hosted by SDSN Australia/Pacific members the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne, the Monash Sustainability Institute at Monash University and RMIT University and will take place at the University of Melbourne on Wednesday 11 May 2016. It will discuss and explore policy and research priorities required to address key sustainability challenges facing cities in developed and developing economies.
Students with a keen interest in international relations, climate change, urban planning and sustainable development are invited to apply by filling in the form below. Applications close midnight 25 April. Places are strictly limited to one student per university, and the successful applicants will be notified by 1 May.
The successful applicants will be expected to take notes of the discussion during the roundtable and assist in preparing a newsletter article about it afterwards.