We have entered an era often referred to as the ‘Metropolitan century’, which will see almost 70 per cent of the world’s population living in urban...

The Untimed Life - How can city infrastructure revolutionise the way we live?

Location:

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

The Untimed Life - How can city infrastructure revolutionise the way we live?

Speakers

Seamus McCartney

Seamus McCartney

Head of Strategic Product and Place, Lendlease

With over 20 years experience in city shaping large scaled mixed use property developments in key regional and international projects, in Australia and the UK, Seamus is a development professional seeking to harmonise economic development, property development and urban design to create places that are authentic, liveable and sustainable. This is achieved by the synthesis of strategic intent, place and product differentiation and execution through smart design, procurement and construction.

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

Director, Bates Smart

Philip Vivian is a design director of Bates Smart, an award winning architecture practice with studios in Sydney and Melbourne. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia. Vivian’s design leadership has ensured numerous design excellence competition wins and awards, underpinning the successful growth of the Bates Smart Sydney studio over the past fifteen years.

Dr. Michelle Zeibots

Dr. Michelle Zeibots

Research Director of Transport Research Centre, UTS

Dr. Michelle Zeibots is a transport planner, specialising in the analysis of sustainable urban passenger transport systems. Her research and teaching draws together operational, behavioural and governance relating to multi-modal urban transport networks. Michelle is the Research Director for the University of Technology Sydney Transport Research Centre and the Institute of Sustainable Futures.

Zoe Eather

Zoe Eather

Smart Mobility and Regions Consultant, Arup

Zoe is an engineer and a millennial with a passion for Smart Communities, Smart Cities and Smart Regions. Zoe keeps up-to-date with the latest trends and shares her learnings through hosting The Smart Community Podcast. She has just returned from her Churchill Fellowship researching Smart Mobility around the world.

Charles Allen

Charles Allen

Head of NSW and ACT, Uber rides

In his current role at Uber, Charles works with government and businesses to help deliver safe, reliable and affordable transport options. Charles' prior experience includes management consulting and trading. He studied at the University of Oxford and has a Masters in Physics and Philosophy.

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Event Details

We have entered an era often referred to as the ‘Metropolitan century’, which will see almost 70 per cent of the world’s population living in urban centres by 2050. To support this urban migration, Australia is projected to spend over $75 billion on transport infrastructure over the next 10 years.

In previous eras of urban development, infrastructure investment has largely bent towards the latest innovation in transport. Today, the great urban migration is being driven by people, requiring a new approach, one that puts individuals’ needs and their quality of life at its centre.

As the ways we live and work evolves, can our investment in infrastructure start to deliver on the ‘untimed life’, a reality made possible when people’s lives are not dictated by a traditional timetable? Our panel of urban planners discusses this notion and considers: 

  • Whether city amenity can actively enhance our ‘work-life’ experience?
  • Is there such a thing as a humane city?
  • Can the millions of people and billions of dollars that are pouring into our cities improve our quality of life?

Explore the potential for The Untimed Life and become part of the conversation around the future of our cities.

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.