EVENT: Sea Cities

EVENT: Sea Cities

A discussion panel: Maintaining the balance between urban expansion and natural opportunities

As Griffith University celebrates 20 years of the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, you are invited to a panel discussion to explore the future of ‘Sea Cities’. With more than 1 million Australians and over 400 million people globally living less than 5 meters above sea level what is the future for these populations in a changing climate?

These cities have unique opportunities like aquatic food production, sea-related industry, maritime transport and oceanic tourist attractions but they also face unique challenges such as climate change and exponential rising sea levels, storm surge intensification, and population growth. 

WHERE:  Kurruwa Surf Club
        Level 2 Function Room, 
        Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
WHEN:   Thursday 11 July 2019
TIME:    5:30 pm – 7 pm 
         7 pm - 8 pm Networking opportunity with canapés and drinks 

Join us for a panel discussion to look at the future of the urban interface between sea and cities. The panel will discuss both burning issues and valuable opportunities facing our urban coastlines and how to weigh the delicate balance between nature and the built environment?


Professor Paul Burton – Director – Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

Panel Members

Professor Rodger Tomlinson – Director – Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Ms Leah Lang – City Architect, City of Gold Coast

Professor Joerg Baumeister – Sea Cities Research Leader – Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

Mr Dan Ware – Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management 

Ms Maggie Muurmans – Coastal Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Griffith Centre for Coast Management

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