Sydney: creative, vibrant, sustainable
Fostering a green cultural precinct at Walsh Bay
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Co-Artistic Directors of the Sydney Theatre Company share their ideas on how government and the cultural community can work together to create a globally recognised, thriving artistic and green environment at Walsh Bay.
Hear the views of Clover Moore MP; Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton; Craig Allchin, Director, Six Degrees Architects; Lisa Havilah, CEO, CarriageWorks; and Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company as the group discusses ways to foster a vibrant and sustainable creative precinct at Walsh Bay.
Sydney's energy revolution – building a low-carbon city
25 October 2010
Brought from London to work at the City of Sydney, Allan Jones is charged with reducing Sydney’s reliance on coal-fired energy, introducing trigeneration, renewable energy and reusing water and waste. At this City Talk he launches the City’s innovative city-wide decentralised energy, water and waste system, and explains how Sydney will become a global environmental leader energised by local low and zero carbon and renewable energy sources.
An invigorating panel discussion on powering cities, with David Holden, Climate Strategist–Urban Planning, Kinesis, Robert Murray-Leach, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council and Peter Harcus, Manager Gas Network Development, Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) and Neil Gordon, Manager, Demand Management, Energy Australia.
Integrated transport for a connected city
16 September 2009
In this talk, Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, reveals the triumphs and challenges of transforming London’s transport system, and his suggestions for Sydney’s transport future. Ken introduced the controversial congestion charge to London as well as the popular Oyster card and remains committed to reducing the impact cities have on the environment.
Sustainable Streets Parallel cities: Sydney & New York
25 March 2009
Janette Sadik-Kahan has helped radically transform New York streets by reclaiming space for pedestrians and cyclists and increasing commuter cycling in New York by 35% - all part of the PlaNYC vision to reduce New York's carbon footprint by 30% over two decades.
Dedicated to the pursuit of sustainable city living for more than 30 years, Peter Newman directed West Australia's Sustainability Strategy - the first in the world. He is currently a member of Infrastructure Australia's Advisory Council.
Determined to ensure staff are provided with real alternative transport options, Robert Whitehead has introduced some exciting new initiatives at Fairfax to encourage employees to cycle to work or take public transport.
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Sustainable Sydney 2030
16 March 2008
The Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision aims to make the City a livelier, more engaging place for people of all ages. At our first City Talk of 2008 eminent Danish architect Jan Gehl describes with energy his ideas for a more pedestrian and people friendly City Centre.
In conjunction with City staff, Pat Fensham, Director of SGS Economics & Planning, Rod Simpson, Simpson + Wilson Architects and Bruce Taper, Kinesis, played an integral role developing Sustainable Sydney 2030. They give us an in depth and behind the scenes view of the final draft vision.
For more information on Sustainable Sydney 2030, visit www.sydney2030.com.au
Visionary architect Professor Jan Gehl discusses his recommendations for Sydney to make it a more liveable, vibrant, active and healthy city.
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Urban planner Pat Fensham of SGS Economics and Planning explains the fundamentals of the Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan.
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Environmental planner Bruce Taper of Kinesis explains the concept of Green Transformers and how Sydney can create its own energy and reduce green house gas emissions by 2030.
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