City Conversations

The big issues affecting our city
City Conversations explore the major issues affecting local residents and our society. The focus is to enhance dialogue and debate, as well as provide accessible and relevant information about City initiatives. This stimulating program reflects the goals of our Sydney 2030 plan, presenting ideas in a variety of formats and venues.
A Tale of Three Cities

A Tale of Three Cities: A journey of transformation

22 October 2014

Great global cities are constantly changing, and Sydney is about to experience its latest transformation. Active transport options and light rail connections will help elevate Sydney’s international standing as a desired destination to live, work and visit. What can we learn from other global cities?

Jacquelline Fuller

Gigabytes and Giving Back: Using technology for social good

13 October 2014

At the discussion examining social sustainability, hear from Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Google.org. A panel of experts discuss the relationship between government, foundations, individuals and businesses to deliver projects for social good.

Claudia Karvan

Sydney’s cultural future: Building a creative city for everyone

19 May 2014

Culture and creativity are integral parts of every global city. Hear a discussion about how we will take Creative City, Sydney’s first-ever cultural policy, and make it a reality.

The panel

Renewable cities: sun, soil, wind and waste – A master plan for change

5 August 2013

A new plan that shows how it is possible to shed our reliance on coal-fired power and make the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy.

You can't stop the music... unless you have a properly approved Noise Abatement Order

26 June 2013

Is our live music scene in dire straits?

Ross Garnaut

City Conversations with Professor Ross Garnaut

22 June 2013

Public forum with eminent authority on climate change Professor Ross Garnaut

Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Transforming Sydney: How light rail, laneways, retail and night-time activity will revitalise the heart of our city

22 May 2013

A bold plan to make George Street an attractive, integrated and thriving heart for the city.

Peter Walker

Headland Park, Barangaroo In conversation with Peter Walker

21 February 2013

Peter Walker, internationally renowned landscape architect, will talk about the designs for Barangaroo's Headland Park.

Hon Greg Combet

How the carbon price affects you

9 November 2012

The Federal Government has joined the global movement by introducing a price on carbon. We invited small and big business leaders, policy makers and experts to explain how a price on carbon works and how it affects you.

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Last updated: Thursday, 2 October 2014