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Sustainability Talks: Green and Public Spaces

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Macquarie University

12 Wally’s Walk Building E7A – Level 8

NSW 2113

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Featuring presentations by:

Dr Peter Davies
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning, Macquarie University
Peter Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning at Macquarie University. He commenced his mid-career change in December 2012 at the university after more than 20 years in state and local government and consultancy. Dr Davies has led and contributed too many multi-disciplinary research projects in the areas of environmental planning and sustainability, corporate planning, decision making and community participation and engagement. His research follows his past career providing insights into the policy and practice of government around urban environmental issues.
This year Peter completed a major review of urban ecology in cities for NSW Government culminating in a substantial review, practitioner based research and development of a blue print for the government. His presentation tonight will be based on this research and will address the question ‘Why ecology matters in cities’

Adrian McGregor
Founder and CEO of McGregor Coxall
Adrian McGregor is a landscape architect and urbanist. He is the founder and CEO of McGregor Coxall, a multi-disciplinary design firm located in Australia, China and the UK dedicated to assisting cities achieve sustainable prosperity. Nominated as one of Sydney’s 100 most creative people, his firm has received more than 85 awards including the European Topos Prize presented in Iceland and the Prime Minister of Australia’s Urban Design award. Adrian is currently writing a book about #BioUrbanisim as a platform for designing the cities of the 21st Century.
Adrian will present tonight on BioUrbanisim, an open source urban planning platform that fosters regenerative relationships between cities and the biological systems on which they depend.

Kylie Legge
Founding Director of Place Partners
Kylie Legge is a leading voice in the evolving profession of place making. She is an architecture graduate, planner, place maker, author, facilitator, curator, entrepreneur and a founding Director of Place Partners, a multi-disciplinary place making consultancy based in Sydney as well as the newly launched Place Score – the world’s first place experience measurement tool.

Ben Peacock
Founder of Republic of Everyone
Ben is a writee, cancer survivor and a founder of Australia’s #1 do-good agency, Republic of Everyone.
He’s on a mission to help create 100 ideas that make this world a better place. So far the list includes the award winning Tails for Whales, The Garage Sale Trail and the 202020 Vision, a game-changing project to make Australia’s cities 20% greener by 2020. Ben believes that everyone should make it their business to leave the world better than they found it and sustainability, community and communications are three of the keys to making that happen.

Presented by City of Ryde and Macquarie University.
Proudly supported by 2SER.

TRAVELLING TO MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

There are many different ways to get to Macquarie University. We encourage people to use sustainable methods of travel where possible. There are regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney. If you live within a few kilometres of the campus, cycling and walking are the most healthy, convenient and cheapest ways to travel to Uni. If you drive, then why not consider carpooling or mixing your travel modes for part of the journey? For more details visit the Macquarie University website.

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