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Re-release | Cities, climate and migration - With Kate Brick, MMC and Toby Kent, Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer

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In light of the flooding on Australia's east coast, and the invasion of Ukraine, a re-release of a highly relevant episode.The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 25 million and 1 billion people will move as a result of climate change within the next 30 years.Toby Kent, the City of Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer, joins Mark Spencer to talk to the Deputy Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council to talk migration, urbanisation, climate change, and the collision of these factors. Kate is an immigration policy expert with over a decade of experience working on international, national, state, and local policymaking and advocacy.Toby Kent is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and business advisor. His work focuses on helping organisations thrive in the face of challenge. He is a board member of the  Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and for over five years was metropolitan Melbourne's Chief Resilience Officer.Mayors Migration CouncilMMC COVID-19 ResponseMMC TwitterAnd, for a migration crisis right on the doorstep of Australia, happening to Australian citizens, please take part in this campaign to call on the Australian Federal Government to act on climate change with the urgency required - as we see the Torres Strait Islands being inundated by rising seas. https://ourislandsourhome.com.au/ - Sign the petition, watch the video, share it with a friend. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

6 Mar 2022

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Episode 33 - “Adapting, Surviving and Thriving” with Toby Kent

Moments of Clarity

Today on Moments of Clarity, I speak to Toby Kent.  Toby was Australia's first Chief Resilience Officer. Before this, Toby spent two decades working, across five continents on significant corporate and community-based partnerships. He has worked internationally to help major corporate, government, and non-government organisations achieve their commercial and operational objectives. Toby is a Board member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and an Associate of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. He has a Masters degree in Housing and Urbanisation from the London School of Economics. Toby is now working on his newest venture EllisKent consulting with his friend and colleague, Brett Ellis. Toby and I discuss his work in Melbourne as Chief Resilience Officer, sustainability and urban planning, the similarities and differences between working with government and corporates, the impact of Covid, facing the climate crisis, individual resilience vs collective resilience, how to make progress in the face of inaction and cynicism, Toby’s personal journey of resilience and much more. Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobykent1/ https://mobile.twitter.com/tobykent01 https://www.elliskent.com/ https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/resilient-melbourne-strategy.pdf https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/meet-the-man-helping-to-future-proof-melbourne-20200418-p54kzi.html https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/takeover-melbourne/ https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/takeover-melbourne/ https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/ https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/melbourne-profile/smart-city/open-innovation/Pages/open-innovation.aspx https://www.bcsda.org.au/post/media-release-bcsd-australia-welcomes-toby-kent-to-board Time Stamps Introduction 0:00 - 3:45 Part 1 3:46 - 33:05 Part 2 33:06 - 64:55 Part 3 64:56 - 88:53 Outro 88:54 - 89:33 If you enjoy Moments of Clarity, please share the podcast with family, friends and social networks. It would be brilliant if you could leave a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the podcast too. Instagram: @momentsofclaritypodcast Facebook: @momentsofclaritypodcast Twitter: @BarneyMOC Email: momentsofclaritypodcast@gmail.com Podcast by Matthew Sortino Music by Christian Prochilo Artwork by Michael Chrisanthopoulos

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7 Feb 2021

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Climactic Candid | Cities, climate and migration - With Kate Brick, MMC and Toby Kent, Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer

Climactic Candid

The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 25 million and 1 billion people will move as a result of climate change within the next 30 years. Toby Kent, the City of Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer, joins Mark Spencer to talk to the Deputy Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council to talk migration, urbanisation, climate change, and the collision of these factors.  Kate is an immigration policy expert with over a decade of experience working on international, national, state, and local policymaking and advocacy. Toby Kent is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and business advisor. His work focuses on helping organisations thrive in the face of challenge. He is a board member of the  Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and for over five years was metropolitan Melbourne’s Chief Resilience Officer. Mayors Migration Council MMC COVID-19 Response MMC Twitter And, for a migration crisis right on the doorstep of Australia, happening to Australian citizens, please take part in this campaign to call on the Australian Federal Government to act on climate change with the urgency required - as we see the Torres Strait Islands being inundated by rising seas. https://ourislandsourhome.com.au/ - Sign the petition, watch the video, share it with a friend.

47mins

13 Nov 2020

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Climactic Candid | Cities, climate and migration - With Kate Brick, MMC and Toby Kent, Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer

Climactic

The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 25 million and 1 billion people will move as a result of climate change within the next 30 years.Toby Kent, the City of Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer, joins Mark Spencer to talk to the Deputy Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council to talk migration, urbanisation, climate change, and the collision of these factors. Kate is an immigration policy expert with over a decade of experience working on international, national, state, and local policymaking and advocacy.Toby Kent is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and business advisor. His work focuses on helping organisations thrive in the face of challenge. He is a board member of the  Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and for over five years was metropolitan Melbourne's Chief Resilience Officer.Mayors Migration CouncilMMC COVID-19 ResponseMMC TwitterAnd, for a migration crisis right on the doorstep of Australia, happening to Australian citizens, please take part in this campaign to call on the Australian Federal Government to act on climate change with the urgency required - as we see the Torres Strait Islands being inundated by rising seas. https://ourislandsourhome.com.au/ - Sign the petition, watch the video, share it with a friend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

13 Nov 2020

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Ep. 146: Toby Kent - Reflections from Australia's First Chief Resilience Officer

The All Things Risk Podcast

As we’ve either learned or have been reminded in 2020, the world is filled with uncertainty. Wouldn’t it be a good idea if more of us, and more of our institutions and ways of living embedded more resilience -  ways to withstand and even thrive in the midst of stressors and shocks? Has any of this been done before? Well, here’s some good news – it has, at least in a few places. One of those places is Melbourne, Australia, one of the world’s most liveable cities and a city that has received positive press coverage for the way it has handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Our guest today has had something to do with that. He has been described as “the man helping to future-proof Melbourne”. Meet Toby Kent. Toby was Melbourne’s Chief Resilience Officer, a position appointed under the Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Resilient Cities Initiative. In this role, Toby created and delivered Australia’s first urban resilience strategy, Resilient Melbourne, a collection of Melbourne’s 32 councils, State, private and non-profit organisations, And, as part of that strategy, Toby warned – back in 2015 – that a pandemic was among the 20 things that could threaten Melbourne. So, we obviously get into that and talk about some of the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also get into a number of broader areas as well including the environment, climate change, mental health, anti-fragility, and community resilience. Toby has an extensive background in sustainability and resilience and I am sure that you will enjoy this conversation. Show notes: Toby’s website Toby on Twitter Toby on LinkedIn Resilient Melbourne “ Meet the Man Helping to Future-proof Melbourne” – article in The Age Jane Jacobs The Rockefeller Foundation Deepwater Horizon Social Capital and Disaster Recovery by Daniel Aldrich Antifragile by Nassim Taleb City Limits, the Grattan Institute _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Like what you heard? Subscribe and/or leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1PjLmK Subscribe on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/all-things-risk/the-all-things-risk-podcast Subscribe on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ben-cattaneo Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiskThings Drop us a note: allthingsrisk@gmail.com  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Our free course module “How to Set Up Any Decision for Success” from our upcoming course How to Make Decisions With Calm and Confidence

57mins

16 Oct 2020

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Toby Kent & Mike Gillooly don't want us wait for a crisis before we fix our cities.

Talking Cities

Did you know that Mexico City only has 5 years of water left or the second highest threat to Melbourne’s GDP is a cyber-attack? Toby Kent and Mike Gillooly, Chief Resilience Officers for Melbourne and Christchurch respectively, discuss resilience and how cities need to strike the right balance between safety and security and livability and social cohesion.GET IN TOUCH:Email the show at talkingcities@aecom.com. Let us know who should be our next guest, what you like or how we can improve Talking Cities.Connect with our host, James Rosenwax, via LinkedIn. For any further information visit AECOM's Brilliant City Insights.Please if you enjoy listening to Talking Cities, leave us a 5 star rating and don't forget to subscribe.

49mins

1 Oct 2018