How to create a fairer, greener Melbourne

The Age’s economics editor, Noel Towell, has penned an article entitled “For a fairer greener Melbourne, take a bite from the doughnut”. It calls for a redesign of Melbourne’s economy using the “doughnut” theories of Oxford University’s Kate Raworth.

“Melbourne is known as being one of the world’s most liveable cities with a great quality of life, but we also know that Melbourne and Australia have one of the biggest ecological impacts on the planet in terms of carbon emissions, material use [and] a global consumption footprint that far exceeds what the earth can sustain”…

“The doughnut invites Melbourne to ask this question; how can Melbourne become a home to thriving people in a thriving place while respecting the wellbeing of all people and the health of the whole planet?”

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