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How to Build a Better World is The Fifth Estate's podcast about creating a future all humans can be proud of. Tina Perinotto, editor of Australia’s premium publication for sustainable property and business, talks to the people on the frontline with the power to address the big ecological, social and financial problems of our time.

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How to Build a Better World is The Fifth Estate's podcast about creating a future all humans can be proud of. Tina Perinotto, editor of Australia’s premium publication for sustainable property and business, talks to the people on the frontline with the power to address the big ecological, social and financial problems of our time.

    Rob Adams: Challenging the status quo on urban planning

    Rob Adams: Challenging the status quo on urban planning

    On our latest podcast, our managing editor, Tina Perinotto, spoke with urban planner Rob Adams.Rob became Australia’s urban planning poster child when he launched an audacious goal to transform Melbourne’s CBD as director of planning at the City of...

    • 56 min
    Amy Marks, the “queen of prefab”: Why building and construction is not an industry, it’s an ecosystem

    Amy Marks, the “queen of prefab”: Why building and construction is not an industry, it’s an ecosystem

     In this episode, our managing editor, Tina Perinotto, spoke with Amy Marks from Autodesk, the “queen of prefab”, on why building and construction is not an industry but an ecosystem. If the world’s buildings and cities are set to triple their...

    • 48 min
    Tim Hollo: Why democracy is crumbling and how to fix it

    Tim Hollo: Why democracy is crumbling and how to fix it

    On the podcast this week, Tina Perinotto, our managing editor, was joined by Tim Hollo, the executive director of the Green Institute.Tim’s background is fascinating. He was a political advisor to Christine Milne during the highly volatile Gillard-Rudd...

    • 58 min
    Esther Bailey: The quiet achievement of public service

    Esther Bailey: The quiet achievement of public service

    Some people have a knack for driving change, and Esther Bailey is one of them. Joining our editor Tina Perinotto on the podcast this week, Esther talked about what she’d been up to at NABERS, the government’s environmental rating program for buildings....

    • 49 min
    The local community driving progress, with Mayor of Fremantle Dr Brad Pettitt

    The local community driving progress, with Mayor of Fremantle Dr Brad Pettitt

    In this episode, Tina talks to Dr Brad Pettitt, the longstanding Mayor of Fremantle. The Freo community has been receptive to Brad’s big, bold visions for a thriving, sustainable community, in fact, he says the locals actually push the council to do...

    • 46 min
    Where we're winning the climate war, with Peter Newman

    Where we're winning the climate war, with Peter Newman

    If you ever need a dose of optimism, you can always rely on Professor Peter Newman, a true legend of sustainability. The professor of sustainability at Curtin University joined editor of The Fifth Estate, Tina Perinotto, on the podcast this week and...

    • 45 min

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