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Water has always played a vital role in human history, enabling trade and agriculture while supporting health and vitality. Yet what happens when water threatens life? Today some cities suffer from rising sea-levels and unprecedented storms, while other cities suffer drought and depleted aquifers. How can we build resilience in such uncertain times? In this full-day symposium, Foreground and a series of national and international experts will explore the relationship between water and land.Speakers include:Kongjian Yu, founder of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor of Design at Peking University. Kristina Hill is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hill studies urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to physical design and social justice issues. Adrian McGregor is the founding principal of landscape architecture practice McGregor Coxall. McGregor has over twenty-six-years international experience working, teaching and writing about urban design, landscape architecture and the environment. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV and is being held in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the University of Melbourne.