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Every fortnight Associate Professor Kurt Iveson of the University of Sydney joins FBi Mornings host, Eddy Diamond, to discuss urban environmental issues and the different ways we can make our cities fairer and more sustainable places. Mornings was hosted by Alex Pye until July 2018.

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Every fortnight Associate Professor Kurt Iveson of the University of Sydney joins FBi Mornings host, Eddy Diamond, to discuss urban environmental issues and the different ways we can make our cities fairer and more sustainable places. Mornings was hosted by Alex Pye until July 2018.

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Down To Earth

Latest release on Apr 09, 2020

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Rank #1: COVID 19: Police Discretion & Public Space

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This week we talked about public space and new policing laws - what happens when this is all over? Will our lives and the places we inhabit look the same? A really important and interesting chat that touches on democracy and justice in this new unprecedented era.

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #2: COVID 19: Rental Freeze & 'Social' Distancing

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This week we discuss what a rental strike might look like due to COVID 19, and terminology surrounding social distancing.

Mar 25 2020

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Rank #3: 12.03.20 - COVID 19: Casual Workforce

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This week we talked about COVID 19 , but more specifically discussing the ramifications of corona virus on our economy through our societies dependency on casual labor and ask the question - will some be affected more than others?

Mar 11 2020

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Rank #4: 08.08.19 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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This week, Professor Kurt Iverson came in to the studio to "de-railed" us by talking about trains, buses and planes and their differing environmental impacts. In particular he spoke about the lack of infrastructure and transport in Australia and how this needed to change to create accessible and efficient ways to travel around the country.

Aug 08 2019

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Rank #5: 11.07.19 - Interview With A Bus Driver

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We've talked a lot about public transport on Down To Earth, but we've never talked directly to anyone who has worked in the public transport sector, until now! Professor Kurt Iverson brought in special guest David Babineau, who is the Division Secretary of the Bus Division of the Rail Tram and Bus Union, to get the ins and outs of what it's like to be a bus driver in Sydney and what we can do to help improve the public transport industry.

Jul 12 2019

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Rank #6: 27.06.19 - "Climate Emergency"

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The City of Sydney just passed a mandate to declare a "Climate Emergency", but what does that actually mean? Professor Kurt Iverson joins Ondine in the studio to talk all about the complexities of climate language.

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #7: 30.05.19 - Bees In The City

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It may seem like bees wouldn't be that important in cities, but this is a HUGE misconception! Prof. Kurt Iverson chats to Eddy Diamond all about why bees are so crutial to urban environments, and what we can do to contribute to the preservation of bee biodiversity.

May 30 2019

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Rank #8: 02.05.2019 - Electric Cars

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Electric cars are the topic of this week’s podcast as it is a hot topic within Australia and has been discussed within the election as a way to help us move forward sustainably. Find out the real deal and the actual impact of electric cars.

May 02 2019

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Rank #9: 18.03.2019 - Wild Wild Inner West

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With special guest Steph Clarke, the show discusses the initiative Wild Wild Inner West, which looks at the misperception between cities and the wildlife being two different entities. The episode looks at how we can get involved as individuals within the community to help preserve the biodiversity. 

Apr 18 2019

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Rank #10: 04.03.2019 - Public Spaces

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A post election special which discusses public spaces and the new minister for those spaces, Rob Stokes. They discuss the ways in which Rob Stokes could best help from an environmental perspective these public spaces.      

Apr 03 2019

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