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Do you live in a city and wonder why it works the way it does? Talking Cities accesses the leaders creating, shaping and improving the cities we call home. Through candid conversation, find out how they are improving our economic, cultural and social epicentres.

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Do you live in a city and wonder why it works the way it does? Talking Cities accesses the leaders creating, shaping and improving the cities we call home. Through candid conversation, find out how they are improving our economic, cultural and social epicentres.

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Talking Cities

Latest release on Nov 26, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Mr Olympics, Bill Hanway, reveals the right way to hosting the world's biggest sporting event and how technology is taking game day to the next level

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Bill Hanway is arguably the world’s leading sport stadium and precinct planner. Some of his project highlights include the Rio and London Olympic Games and the recently opened Golden 1 Centre, home to the LA Kings in Sacramento California. An architect by training, Bill is currently Executive Vice President and the leader of Global Sports at AECOM and holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sep 18 2017

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Rank #2: Tom Dallessio, CEO of nextcity.org, shares insights into the importance of storytelling, community engagement and civic leadership

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Tom Dallessio joins us in Australia to explore how Newcastle, a post-industrial city, is rapidly re-inventing itself to align with the innovation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. At nextcity.org's global Vanguard conference in Newcastle, 100 professionals from around the world investigated opportunities to revitalise its inner city and industrial heritage while rethinking how we plan our cities for the many future generations to come.

Jan 22 2018

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Rank #3: Peter Murray, chairman and co-founder of New London Architecture, talks design excellence, tall buildings and the role of the green belt as London densifies

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Chairman and co-founder of New London Architecture, Peter Murray, meets with James to discuss new ideas and solutions to the challenges facing London and the built environment, including the need for high quality architecture and design excellence as some 430 new tall buildings emerge on London's skyline

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #4: Julie Mitchell knows technology will radically change transport.

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How would you solve a city’s biggest transport challenges with only two days to brainstorm? Julie Mitchell, Deputy Director General for Policy, Planning and Investment for the Department of Transport and Main Roads talks about the Department’s focus on innovation, the longest electric superhighway in a single State and teraflop's of data.
Two hackers also join the conversation live from CityHack18, which facilitates fast paced idea generation and group problem solving. We fast-forward a month to talk to Alice from the winning team.
For more information on CityHack18 visit www.cityhack.com.au
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.

Oct 15 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: Peter Droege talks about renewable energy, low carbon vs carbon neutrality and the dirty truth about fossil fuels

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James chats with award winning author, international urban sustainability expert Professor Peter Droege about renewable energy technology advancements and Sydney’s path and its prospects for renewable energy self sufficiency

May 21 2018

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Rank #6: We meet successful entrepreneur Dick Smith and debate population growth in Australian cities

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Season two kicks off with a true blue Aussie legend, Dick Smith. After dropping out of tertiary studies he opened a small store, known today as the retail chain Dick Smith Electronics. Recognised as an Australian Living Treasure, and appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, Smith’s current focus is on encouraging major political parties to moderate immigration rates and challenge the need for increasing population in Australian Cities.

Nov 13 2017

28mins

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Rank #7: Dr Catherin Bull and James explore subtropical cities, open space and the appeal of a beach in a CBD

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Whilst in Brisbane James has the pleasure of meeting Dr Catherin Bull, landscape architect and urban design extraordinaire. They discuss designing and planning cities for the long term, Brisbane’s Southbank and the importance of open space and how to do it well

May 28 2018

31mins

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Rank #8: Dr Tim Moonen from The Business of Cities describes how innovation, collaboration and competition are essential ingredients driving successful cities today

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We are joined by Dr Tim Moonen, Managing Director of The Business of Cities, to learn how insights and data analysis tools they use can help city leadership, global firms and organisations to understand the latest dynamics of urbanisation and globalisation as cities compete to attract the best and brightest talent from around the world. Tim discusses the importance of good DNA and an entrepreneurial culture can foster innovation and provide significant benefit to cities.

Jan 29 2018

34mins

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Rank #9: We return with one of London's most influential architects and makers, Ken Shuttleworth of MAKE Architects

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James meets Ken Shuttleworth in London to discuss how collaboration, curiosity and an equal sense of ownership, where every employee is a maker and partner in the business, uses design meritocracy to achieve design excellence

Apr 02 2018

36mins

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Rank #10: Following an esteemed career as a landscape architect, Saneia Norton now specialises in helping designers articulate their ideas to stakeholders and decision makers

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This week, James returns to Sydney to meet with Saneia Norton who spent her early career working on public projects for the public good at the NSW Government Architect's Office and now focuses on assisting designers and related disciplines communicate their ideas and collaborate with clients

Apr 22 2018

29mins

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Rank #11: Which episode has been your favourite this season? James discusses his personal highlights and looks ahead to season 4.

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Closing out Season 3, James shares his highlights from our local and international guests and gives a flavour of what to look out for in Season 4.

Jun 04 2018

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Rank #12: Guillaume Arth tells us how Best Mile's cloud-based technology platform is optimising the flow of vehicles through cities using modelling and simulation to understand supply and demand

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While in London, James catches up with Guillaume Arth to discuss how technological improvements and a consumer-oriented approach to services (such as transport) are revolutionising the way we move around cities by prioritising convenience and cost over ownership

May 07 2018

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Rank #13: Toby Kent & Mike Gillooly don't want us wait for a crisis before we fix our cities.

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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.

Oct 01 2018

49mins

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Rank #14: REA Group chief economist, Nerida Conisbee discusses the power of data when it comes to the real estate market

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Property is Australia's number one obsession! What is the special sauce that drives demand and interest in a particular suburb or market? REA Group chief economist, Nerida Conisbee, shares her passion for property and how data from millions of daily searches on realestate.com.au can help predict the next property  hot spot

Dec 18 2017

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Rank #15: Season 2 draws to a close as James discusses some of his personal highlights and hints at what's to come in Season 3!

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That's a wrap - James discusses the international and local guests we have featured on Season 2 of Talking Cities, then hints at a couple of exciting topics to be covered in Season 3.

Feb 12 2018

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Rank #16: That's a wrap... James discloses his season1 highlights and reveals what's in the pipeline for season 2

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A brief shout-out from James Rosenwax, the host of Talking Cities to wrap up season 1. In this series James gets to know the people focused on the many challenges facing the world’s rapidly growing cities. James reveals a number of city shapers lined up for season 2, launching in October, including Dick Smith, Tim Williams, Ken Shuttleworth and Phil Davies.

Sep 26 2017

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Rank #17: ...goes global. Andrew Bui & David De Rosa discusses living in downtown LA, hyperloop and mobility as a service

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James is in Los Angeles, the home of over a dozen freeways. He discusses movement with two of AECOM’s leading thinkers, Andrew Bui and David De Rosa.  An experienced city and transport planner, David is working on a variety of projects including autonomous vehicles, high speed rail, light rail and Hyperloop. Andrew is at the forefront of integrating electric car and truck charging into existing roadways.

Sep 12 2017

42mins

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Rank #18: Clare Gardiner-Barnes talks automated vehicles, walkability and metros

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Clare Gardiner-Barnes is the Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning at Transport for New South Wales.  In her current role Clare is focused on delivering a safe and efficient transport system, keeping people and goods moving, connecting communities and supporting economic growth.

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #19: New infrastructure the answer to the woes of all major cities? Philip Davies talks infrastructure prioritisation

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A chartered engineer, Philip Davies has worked in the infrastructure sector for over a quarter of a century in the UK and in Australia. His mandate as Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia is to provide independent expert advice to all levels of government on how to prioritise and evaluate the nation’s infrastructure needs.

Dec 11 2017

32mins

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Rank #20: In London we go underground where Simon Bennett & Mark Raiss divulge the secrets of Crossrail including the 3,000 skeletons uncovered.

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Crossrail is one of the largest infrastructure projects underway in London and you have access to Simon Bennett, Head of Learning Legacy at Crossrail and Mark Raiss, Director of Engineering at AECOM Europe Middle East India and Africa. Simon worked on the original 1990s Crossrail scheme for London Underground and in 2000 was seconded to Cross London Rail Links to work on developing the project. Mark led all of AECOM’s design work on the Crossrail Central Section, part of Europe’s largest construction project.

Nov 27 2017

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