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Talking Cities

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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

Updated about 11 hours ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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

36mins

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Rank #2: 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

38mins

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Rank #3: 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

38mins

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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: David van der Leer and Stephen Engblom discuss the key issues arising from the hOUR City student ideas competition

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Talking Cities is in London this week for the hOUR City student design competition, presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute with 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, where James, David and Stephen debate how to make people’s lives better and more connected with both the local and global context through good design, place making and measuring the performance of places

Apr 09 2018

33mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Roma Agrawal wants design to reflect the whole population.

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Did you know 91% of engineers in the United Kingdom are male? Roma Agrawal, associate director at AECOM in London has been using this insight to inspire girls to become engineers. She was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list. In this episode you will hear about robotics, balancing bridge functionality and sustainability, the Good Wife and the importance of designing cities for everyone.
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 22 2018

27mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #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

8mins

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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

27mins

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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: 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 #15: Zac Jordan believes electric vehicles are the solution to electricity outages.

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What would you do without access to water for 100 days? Wellington’s primary water supply lies on a major seismic fault. Zac Jordan, deputy Chief Resilience Officer for Wellington discusses how the city is using an island concept to overcome stresses and the role of insurance literacy in educating communities.
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 08 2018

25mins

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Rank #16: Jason Twill doesn't want governments to sell public land, ever.

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Would you live in a micro apartment, give up your car and share a laundry if it meant you were close to work and all a city has to offer? Jason Twill Founder and Director of Urban Apostles discusses collaborative urbanism, South Lake Union and negative gearing.
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.

Sep 24 2018

34mins

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Rank #17: Zoning Vs Strategic planning - New South Wales Planning Supremo, Gary White, says planners need to be bolder

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Gary White, Chief Planner for New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment leads the team that balances the strategic planning system with  broader government goals and community need. He provides specialist expertise, leadership and advice across government and business sectors. In this episode we explore a place based planning system, innovation precincts and the role of technology in planning.

Jan 15 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: Cities like Auckland shouldn't play catch up, they should be looking to leap frog the competition, according to Auckland design champion Ludo Campbell-Reid

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Ludo Campbell-Reid discusses the transition of Auckland from a city that was "shut" to a walkable, mixed use waterfront city that emphasises its unique natural attributes, embraces people-focused design and enables change through unified local governance.

Feb 05 2018

32mins

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Rank #19: Melinda Cilento, CEO of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, explains the three Ps of growth - population, productivity and participation - and their impact on our cities

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In Melbourne, James and Melinda discuss how Australia's 20% population growth between 2006 and 2016 needs to be balanced with liveability, transport, infrastructure and housing affordability so that the benefits of economic success are shared with people in both cities and regions

May 14 2018

31mins

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Rank #20: Kayvan Karimi and Chris Choa, architects and urban designers from London, debate the walkability, wayfinding and experience of organic street networks vs. Cartesian grids

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Barcelona, London and New York are often singled out as some of our favourite places to live and visit. They share a number of common traits such as being described as a connection of distinct but easily walkable villages. Recorded on a recent visit to London, James meets Kayvan Karimi from Space Syntax and Chris Choa from AECOM to discuss how people move around cities, how technology is being used to influence design and transit planning and the impact on liveability.

Apr 30 2018

32mins

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