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    UTS Global Game Changers - Episode 1 (The Green Infrastructure Revolution - Cities 4.0)

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    This event will be held in-person and also offered as an online live webinar.

    The Green Infrastructure Revolution - Cities 4.0

    How often do we take full account of the urban environments that define modern living?  World cities are home to the vast bulk of humanity.  We live, work, and play in these densely packed places. Urban environments are also responsible for 75% of global emissions.   In this international discussion, experts explore the transformative power of Green Infrastructure (GI) in urban landscapes and examine innovative ways to make cities smarter, greener, and more communal - places where people can live for generations to come.    

    Join us as we delve into new ways of thinking and cutting-edge technologies shaping the cities of today and tomorrow.   

    Event check in opens from 5pm for a 6pm start.

    Topics on the Table

    Unleashing the Urban Imagination – What it Means and Why it Matters. The transformation of 'concrete jungles' into liveable green hubs does not happen overnight nor by accident.  It requires tremendous imagination, willpower, and collective effort.  The experts discuss.

    Wizards of the Resource Rethink
    -  Creating a sustainable habitable world demands a deep rethink of resources, their value, and the concepts of ‘scarcity’ and ‘abundance’. The experts discuss.

    – Integrating the World of Nature and the World of Cities. - How can the seeming impossible integration of nature, infrastructure, and technology be achieved?  What are some of the most innovative green tech solutions leading to change for the better?  The experts discuss.

    The Host   

    • Anthony Burke, Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and TV Presenter; Australian host of the popular TV series Grand Designs Transformations, Restoration Australia, and Grand Designs Australia (all on ABC TV)

    The Panellists  

    • Remy Sietchiping, Internationally recognised expert and UN strategist on Urban Planning & Geographic Information Systems; Chief of Policy at UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
    • Germain Briand, Owner and director of the Urban Canopee Australia on a mission to re-connect people with nature by bringing nature to city environments in innovative and impactful ways.
    • Jua Cilliers, Recognised global leader in urban planning and green infrastructure solutions, 'A Defender of the Future', Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney.
    • Rob Stokes, Leading Australian spokesperson on city planning and the importance of Net Zero Cities; former New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

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