54 episodes

Do you live in a city and wonder why it works the way it does? Talking Cities accesses the leaders creating, shaping and improving the cities we call home. Through candid conversation, find out how they are improving our economic, cultural and social epicentres.

Talking Citie‪s‬ AECOM

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

Do you live in a city and wonder why it works the way it does? Talking Cities accesses the leaders creating, shaping and improving the cities we call home. Through candid conversation, find out how they are improving our economic, cultural and social epicentres.

    2020: so, what did we learn?

    2020: so, what did we learn?

    As we wrap up Talking Cities for 2020 we look back and ask; what great lessons can we take into 2021?
    To jog our memories and help us plan for next year we look back at the challenges our guests set us through the year.

    Thanks again to all of our wonderful and very generous guests, to my co-host James Rosenwax and to the team behind the scenes; Anna Robinson, Giulia Vignaroli, Johnny Soliitt-Davis, Kirsty Douglas, and of course to the team at Whooshka.

    In 2020 Talking Cities also passed a few significant milestones, such as reaching over 100,000 listens in the series!

    Have a safe and relaxing break and see you all in 2021!

    • 15 min

    Listening to Country with Jefa Greenaway and Amanda Healy

    Listening to Country with Jefa Greenaway and Amanda Healy

    Today we have a very special episode with two highly influential Indigenous Australians, Amanda Healy, Executive Officer of Warrikal and Managing Director of Kirrikin, and Jefa Greenaway, Director of Greenaway Architects, co-founder/ chair and director of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria and Regional Ambassador (Oceania) of INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Alliance).

    Jefa and Amanda share the stories of their backgrounds and how this simple act can completely change the nature of a conversation and often leads to the formation of deeper and less transactive partnerships in business and life. Parking our egos and engaging our empathy allows us to become far more aware of our country's deeper, often hidden intelligence.

    We talk through the real need to deal with difficult truths of our recent past and how to move beyond the tired clichés often associated with Australian Indigenous culture. We share stories of how both Jefa and Amanda have subtly, yet profoundly engaged people they meet on a much deeper level than many would have expected or been prepared for.

    Jefa talks through how our society currently suffers from a chronic 'cultural amnesia' and how through his work he reveals the nature of the land, allowing us all to become more aware about the land we live in and the culture and people who have taken care of it for so long. Jefa also tells us that genuine collaboration only comes about from listening to each other and 'sharing 1,000 cups of tea'!

    Amanda's challenge to understand where you are, who came before you in your country, look more deeply and ask; who was the last well known warrior of your country, what is the name of their clan group, their traditional names...only then will you start to understand how things should be rather than how they are.

    Please check out the links to Jefa and Amanda's business and other websites;

    Links to Amanda's businesses and products;
    https://www.warrikal.com.au/
    https://kirrikin.com/

    Links to Jefa's business and academic involvement;
    https://www.greenawayarchitects.com.au/
    https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/alumni/alumni-profiles/jefa-greenaway
    https://creative.vic.gov.au/design/BoDW-program/jefa-greenaway

    • 32 min
    The making of architecture: evolving through pandemics and infrastructure 'boom's

    The making of architecture: evolving through pandemics and infrastructure 'boom's

    Join Helen Lochhead (Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW and President of the Australian Institute of Architects) and Jill Garner (Victorian State Government Architect) as we discuss how architecture has evolved in response to past global pandemics, from the tuberculosis 'inspired' sanitoriums of the 1930's to the present day...and Jill's 'Grand Tour' of Europe visiting buildings designed by modernist architects determined to solve the health issues of their day through a single building.

    We also take a look at architecture's role in the 'civilizing' the infrastructure 'boom' of present day Australian cities and how in the truly integrated city architects can no longer 'go it alone' and architecture cannot provide all the answers we need without first collaborating.

    What of the healthy future city: well both Jill and Helen agree, it has much more to do with the linear open spaces and connections than the single buildings and places themselves.

    GET IN TOUCH:
    Email the show at talkingcities@aecom.com. Let us know who should be our next guest, what you like or how we can improve Talking Cities.

    Connect with our hosts,
    Tim O'Loan, via Linked In
    James Rosenwax, via LinkedIn.

    For any further information visit AECOM's Brilliant City Insights.

    Please if you enjoy listening to Talking Cities, leave us a 5 star rating and don't forget to subscribe.

    • 26 min
    SEQ 2040 with Renaye Peters and Barton Green

    SEQ 2040 with Renaye Peters and Barton Green

    The South East Queensland region has it all, stunning beaches, a sensational climate and economic diversification. With a projected population growth to 5.3 million by 2040, how do we keep pace with this growth, add value to our enviable liveability and capitalise on our competitive advantages?

    Join us for episode seven of Season 5 of Talking Cities where we talk to influential South East Queensland business and industry leader of 30 years, Renaye Peters (now Vice President Campus Infrastructure and Services - Monash University) and CEO of The Committee for Brisbane, Barton Green and discuss what we need to do now to plan for the future, to 'grow better'.

    • 22 min
    Resilient Cities with Claire Ferres Miles and Michel Masson

    Resilient Cities with Claire Ferres Miles and Michel Masson

    We are joined by Michel Masson (CEO of Infrastructure Victoria) and Claire Ferres Miles (CEO Sustainability Victoria) to hear what are the most important focus areas to ensure we are well equipped to deal with the challenges of; climate change, population growth, recession and the associated social shocks and stresses. How do we help our cities bounce back from COVID in the short term, and how do we adjust to 'live with COVID' and the associated stresses on our communities in the long term.

    GET IN TOUCH:
    Email the show at talkingcities@aecom.com. Let us know who should be our next guest, what you like or how we can improve Talking Cities.

    Connect with our hosts,
    James Rosenwax, via LinkedIn.
    Tim O'Loan, via Linked In

    For any further information visit AECOM's Brilliant City Insights.

    Please if you enjoy listening to Talking Cities, leave us a 5 star rating and don't forget to subscribe.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

chrapadopoulos ,

Love this podcast

This is my favourite podcast. Its thought provoking and targeted. When is the next season coming online?

HelenOL ,

Insightful & Entertaining

Great podcast!

Jack-Steven ,

Wonderful!

A great podcast that explains cities, infrastructure, design, and urbanism from an Australian and Global perspectives. Top of the listening list for every new episode.

Top Podcasts In Places & Travel

Listeners Also Subscribed To