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    061 | 100 Tony Matthews: Green infrastructure

    Date: Friday 24 March 2023

    Time: 9.30am - 10.30am

    Location: 100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1, Powerhouse Museum

    Price: FREE - Bookings Essential as places are limited

    Urban planner and researcher Tony Matthews takes a multifaceted approach to combatting the impacts of climate change. His work centres on the wellbeing of humans and wildlife, creating frameworks for a range of pressing issues including climate justice, urban heat and regional planning.

    See Tony Matthews in conversation with journalist Yaara Bou Melhem, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.

    100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit

    Tony Matthews is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University School of Engineering and Built Environment. He is a and researcher in its Cities Research Institute, focused on how cities must adapt in response to climate change. Special interests include green infrastructure, sustainable and low carbon design, the interplay between built environments and human health, and how to best achieve high quality urban design outcomes. His research has been referenced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In addition to his work in academia, Matthews continues to practice as an urban planner specialising in sustainability projects.

    Yaara Bou Melhem is a Walkley award-winning journalist and documentary maker who has made films in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world. Her debut documentary feature, Unseen Skies, which interrogates the inner workings of mass surveillance, computer vision and artificial intelligence through the works of US artist Trevor Paglen was screened in competition at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival. She is currently directing a series for the ABC and is the inaugural journalist-in-residence at the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas working on journalistic experimental film.

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