City development is taking place at an unprecedented pace. Today half the world’s population live in cities. The capitals and their regions playing an...

Future Sydney: Global innovation for building inclusive cities

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Future Sydney: Global innovation for building inclusive cities

Speakers

Lucinda Hartley

Lucinda Hartley

Chief Innovation Officer, Neighbourlytics

Lucinda Hartley is an urban designer, social entrepreneur and one of Australia’s leading voices on social innovation. Named as one of Melbourne's 'Top 100' most influential people and has spent the past decade pioneering new approaches to shaping human centered cities. She is co-founder and chief innovation officer of Neighbourlytics.

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Australasia Cities Leader, Arup

Having been a special advisor on housing, urban regeneration and planning to five successive senior UK ministers, Tim is recognised as one of the world’s leading urban renewal thinkers and practitioners. Tim is one of the country’s leading city thinkers and is currently Cities Leader for Australasia at Arup.

Dr Michael Cohen

Dr Michael Cohen

Activation developer for Urban Landscapes

Dr Michael Cohen is director of City People, a new arts and cultural consultancy based in Sydney.  City People develops culture-led placemaking strategy and projects with the goal of changing people’s association with place for the better. 

For many years Michael led the direction and implementation of cultural programmes in The Rocks and Darling Harbour in his role as Creative Producer at Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.  Michael also continues to work as a practicing artist and researcher.

David Beaumont

David Beaumont

Senior Community Engagement Coordinator (Aboriginal Community Development), City of Sydney

David Beaumont is a proud Wiradjuri man, born and raised in Sydney, Gadigal Country. David is the Senior Community Engagement Coordinator (Aboriginal Community Development) at the City of Sydney, he has redefined the narrative that underpins and guides the vision for the direction on Indigenous strategies, plans and policies.

Joanne Kee

Joanne Kee

Executive Producer, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta

Joanne Kee is the Executive Producer of Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP). Riverside is a leading performance-based organisation in Western Sydney and a hub for communities for over 30 years. NTofP creates, commissions and presents new work to build and support creative communities who reflect contemporary Australia.

Access and Inclusion

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  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

City development is taking place at an unprecedented pace. Today half the world’s population live in cities. The capitals and their regions playing an increasingly powerful and influential role on the global stage as powerhouses for trade and growth. Sydney is a super-diverse city in the top 20 global elite, rich in culture with a booming economy. But, how do we ensure our rapidly growing city is an inclusive place for all people?

The discussion led by British Council director Helen Salmon promises to be a lively and inspiring exchange of ideas drawing on leaders across the arts, urban development, and cultural relations. Be encouraged by clever uses of technological innovation and inclusion from around the world, and how these link with Sydney’s placemaking agenda.

Come join the conversation on how to better connect people. Seek out answers on how city leaders and city-dwellers can work together more effectively to create physical and digital spaces that are inspired and global.

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.