Cities have never been more important, nor the competition between them more intense. Adelaide must position itself within an ever changing national and global context, to build upon its strengths, celebrate our diversity, and position for our future – to be a brilliant and innovative city that can drive economic growth, deliver new jobs, and create thriving communities.
Join us at the South Australian Museum for an interactive and innovative experience where some of Adelaide’s and the world’s brightest minds will explore the steps to creating an Adelaide of the future.
The night will conclude with canapes and refreshments in the Open State Hub, where you can exchange ideas with some of today’s industry leaders. At AECOM, we’re striving to create brilliant cities that truly stand out internationally.
But what makes a city ‘brilliant’? Brilliant cities go further than solving traffic congestion and housing shortages and their residents enjoy much more than high employment and clean air.These cities provide exceptional quality of life. They adapt and recover quickly from unexpected change. They inspire business confidence and make residents feel safe. They are democratic and promote equal access to social infrastructure. Only once a city achieves this can it compete with the world’s fastest growing economies.
Keynote speaker: Christopher Choa, Director of Cities and Urban Development, AECOM and Executive Board Member of Urban Land Institute, United Kingdom
A graduate of both Harvard and Yale, Chris is a native New Yorker based in London. Specialising in urban performance and the development of regional-scale strategies, Chris is an advisor to the Sustainable Urban Development program at Oxford and the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Delivery Board.
Facilitator: James Rosenwax, Market Sector Director – Cities, AECOM
With a background in landscape architecture, environmental management and business leadership James provides a unique point of view on multidisciplinary urban development, city shaping infrastructure and public realm projects.
Panellists: John Hanlon, CEO of Renewal SA
One of South Australia’s most influential public servants, John has a vision for making Adelaide the most liveable and exciting place in the world. He wants Adelaide to grow into “an exciting world-class city, a cultural lifestyle which is unmatched in Australia and rewarding employment in evolving new industries.”
Helen Ahrens - Founder of Good Things Marketing and Co-owner of Little City
As the brains behind Good Things Marketing, Helen brings creative, technical and geek together to help create a strong, diverse and cutting edge South Australian business landscape. She has also developed the Little City Skyline Accelerator program to grow early stage businesses to Asia and the world.
Daniels Langeburg - CEO of EcoCaddy
Entrepreneur, urban designer and dreamer. Recently returning from Shanghai where his worked revolved around green city design, Daniels is filling a niche in Adelaide’s transport ecosystem with a fleet of electric-assisted pedal trikes. Come and participate in this interactive panel discussion.