197 episodes

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

    A critique of the circular economy

    A critique of the circular economy

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. How might this actually cause more waste and social inequity?
    Guests:

    Trevor Zink, Assistant Professor of Management from Loyola Marymount University

    Melissa Edwards, Senior Lecturer in the University of Technology Sydney Business School


    Producer: Jake Morcom
    Host: Lawrence Bull

    This episode originally aired in 2018.

    • 24 min
    The green infrastructure revolution

    The green infrastructure revolution

    Cities are home to the vast bulk of humanity. We live, work, and play in these densely packed places. Urban environments are also responsible for 75% of global emissions. In this discussion, experts explore the transformative power of green infrastructure in urban landscapes and examine innovative ways to make cities smarter, greener, and more communal – places where people can live for generations to come.
    Panelists:

    Anthony Burke, Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and TV Presenter; Australian host of the popular TV series Grand Designs Transformations, Restoration Australia, and Grand Designs Australia (all on ABC TV)

    Remy Sietchiping, Internationally recognised expert and UN strategist on Urban Planning & Geographic Information Systems; Chief of Policy at UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Germain Briand, Owner and director of the internationally acclaimed company, The Urban Canopee, on a bold mission to accelerate our cities’ greening through innovation to fight climate change and re-connect people with nature.

    Jua Cilliers, Recognised global leader in urban planning and green infrastructure solutions, 'A Defender of the Future', Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney.

    Rob Stokes, Leading Australian spokesperson on city planning and the importance of Net Zero Cities; former New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.


    Audio edit:

    Executive producer and episode host: Lawrence Bull

    Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis

    Sound designer & mix engineer: Martin Peralta


    Watch the full talk here: https://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/events/global-game-changers

    • 31 min
    What does free parking really cost?

    What does free parking really cost?

    Car-centric design has congested our cities. So how do we beat the traffic? 
    Guests: Dr Kasun Wijayaratna, Senior Lecturer, UTS School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr David Mepham, Urban Planner; Dr Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning & Design at Monash University; Peter Casimaty, Managing Director & Co-owner Future Village; John Bui, owner of The Bay Bakehouse
    Producer and co-host: Laura Corrigan 
    Executive producer and co-host: Lawrence Bull
    Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis
    Sound designer & mix engineer: Laura Corrigan

    • 31 min
    Eco homes aren’t the only answer to sustainable housing

    Eco homes aren’t the only answer to sustainable housing

    Do we need more green homes? Or is sustainable housing more about the communities we live in rather than the homes we build?
    Guests: Gordon Noble and Caitlin McGee, research directors at the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures
    Producer and co-host: Wendy Frew
    Executive producer and co-host: Lawrence Bull
    Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis
    Sound designer & mix engineer: Martin Peralta

    • 26 min
    Why we let the rich pay less tax

    Why we let the rich pay less tax

    Is greed fundamental to human nature? Or can we have a society where it doesn’t pose a threat?

    Guest: Dr Nathan Kettlewell, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Technology Sydney
    Producer and co-host: Lawrence Bull
    Co-host: Laura Corrigan
    Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis
    Sound designer & mix engineer: Martin Peralta

    • 27 min
    Genocide in the suburbs

    Genocide in the suburbs

    As a child, Shannon’s dad told her that her great-grandfather was supposed to be among the first to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the opening ceremony, but was robbed of the honour at the last minute by a white man in a suit. 
    When she became a professional researcher, she searched for years and years to verify the story, but couldn’t. However, she did uncover some other parts of her family history. And what she found shocked her.
    Guest: Shannon Foster, D'harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper and artist
    Producer & presenter: Lawrence Bull

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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An delightful, evergreen listen!

A great podcast for anyone curious about the future of sustainability and looking for an accessible, polished introduction to new ideas.

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