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Welcome to the Urban Broadcast Collective.

We are a curated network of podcast and radio shows on everything urban. And our goal is simple – to bring together all the amazing urban focused podcasts on one site.

If you would like to get involved in the Urban Broadcast Collective, please contact one of our podcast producers: Natalie Osborne from Griffith University; Elizabeth Taylor from RMIT; Tony Matthews from Griffith University; Paul Maginn from the University of Western Australia; Jason Byrne from the University of Tasmania; or Dallas Rogers from the University of Sydney.

So sit back and enjoy some fascinating discussions about cities and urbanism.

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Welcome to the Urban Broadcast Collective.

We are a curated network of podcast and radio shows on everything urban. And our goal is simple – to bring together all the amazing urban focused podcasts on one site.

If you would like to get involved in the Urban Broadcast Collective, please contact one of our podcast producers: Natalie Osborne from Griffith University; Elizabeth Taylor from RMIT; Tony Matthews from Griffith University; Paul Maginn from the University of Western Australia; Jason Byrne from the University of Tasmania; or Dallas Rogers from the University of Sydney.

So sit back and enjoy some fascinating discussions about cities and urbanism.

    129. Malawi & Australia, utterly different worlds of planning_PX

    129. Malawi & Australia, utterly different worlds of planning_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 77, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Loudon Luka, a planner with experience in both Australia and Malawi. Loudon went to Australia from his homeland Malawi in the mid 1990's to undertake post graduate study. He gained a Post Graduate in Urban Planning and a Masters in Planning both from Melbourne University. He then commenced work as a local government planner. His final position was as planning advocate for the City of Greater Dandenong before Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Here he would present the Council position before the independent VCAT which reviewed Council decisions on appeal. He returned to Malawi in 2014. In the following years he has worked as a lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning at Mzuzu University. He was also the President of the Malawi Institute of Physical Planners for a number of years. More recently he has been appointed to the Physical Planning Council of Malawi (a higher order Tribunal much the same as VCAT). In this wide ranging interview, Loudon discusses his transition to Australia, cultural differences and experienced gained in local government. The second part of the interview discusses the history of planning in Malawi from colonial times to the contemporary; and the magnitude of the planning and development issues confronting his country. Loudon is also in a rare position to contrast the planning issues in first and third world nations. He also discusses what Africa can teach the west in terms of getting the best out of limited resources. Loudon opens the window to what many of us can never see or could hope to experience. He brings an optimistic and pragmatic viewpoint to the opportunities before us.
    At the start of the interview Jess refers to PX76. Due to a re-ordering in episode numbering this is actually PX77. Apologies for any confusion.
    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. This episode released 12 April 2021. PlanningxChange is proud and honoured to be part of the UBC.

    • 54 min
    128. Covid, moving on from fear - risk is life_PX

    128. Covid, moving on from fear - risk is life_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 76, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Brian (‘Harry’) Haratsis and Max Shifman about the many consequences of Covid on how we work, where we live and on our economic and social circumstances.

    Brian Haratsis is highly regarded as one of Australia’s foremost strategic advisors – with a particular focus on private sector property involvement, understanding communities, tourism and social trends – Brian has more than 30 plus years experience as an economist, futurist, and strategic planner. He is a best-selling author, futurist, thought leader and is regarded by corporate Australia as the leading economic and strategic advisor operating in the property sector locally and internationally. Brian established MacroPlan Australia in 1985 and has been devoted to his loyal client base through the delivery of effective business and property strategy, precise forecasting of niche trends, successful facilitation of strategic outcomes and successful delivery of major projects / policies.

    Max is Chief Operating Officer of Intrapac Property, one of Australia’s largest private developers. Max’s focus is on the continued, successful delivery of Intrapac’s project portfolio, and the pursuit of new opportunities and growth. Max’s experience covers broad aspects of residential development from large-scale subdivisions, integrated townhouse developments and apartments. He is currently a Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Victoria Board and a national Vice-President of the UDIA.

    The UDIA is a federated national organisation made up of six associations that each represent one of Australia’s states and territories, while UDIA National is engaged on federal issues. UDIA Victoria is tasked with representing the urban development industry at a state-wide level on matters that lie within the jurisdiction of Victoria’s policy-makers and regulators, UDIA National takes the lead on matters driven by decision-makers at a federal level.

    The podcast considers recent work undertaken by Harry, commissioned by the UDIA on Covid implications for employment, land-use and the development sector. The discussion describes population shifts, immigration levels, remote working and the implications for city development.

    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. Episode released 4 March 2021. An earlier version of this podcast contained an editing error at the 29 minute mark, this has since been corrected. Apologies to our listeners for this mistake which was corrected approximately 6 hours after publication.

    PlanningxChange is proud to be part of the Urban Broadcast Collective.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    127. Transport futures, lets stay together_PX

    127. Transport futures, lets stay together_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 75, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Dr John Stone. John is a Lecturer in Transport Planning in Urban Planning Program in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at Melbourne University. His research seeks to improve public transport performance in Australian cities through a greater understanding of the professional practice and the political and institutional context for public transport planning in similar cities in Canada and in German-speaking Europe. He is currently pursuing opportunities for greater exchange between Australian practitioners and their international counterparts.His research explores the politics, institutions and professional practice that lie behind success or failure in sustainable urban transport. Drawing on practice in many cities around the world, especially Canada and German-speaking Europe, his research has identified many opportunities for more effective and efficient public transport in Australian cities through better service coordination and network design. His current research raises questions about the new technologies and markets for shared and autonomous vehicles. Will these disruptions help us to make the transition to low-carbon urban transport? Since completing his PhD in 2008, his work has been funded through many grants and consultancies including an ARC Discovery Project and a Commonwealth Endeavour Research Fellowship. This follows over 20 years’ experience in transport in Melbourne, including work in local government and the community advocacy.
    The interview covers his work and raises other issues rarely debated such as are electric vehicles a wise and sensible direction to head? The impacts and influence of covid restrictions on transport choices is another of the many topics discussed.
    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. Episode released 24 February 2021.

    PlanningxChange is proud to be part of the Urban Broadcast Collective.

    • 51 min
    126. Aboriginal Perspective: Country, Culture & Town Planning_PX

    126. Aboriginal Perspective: Country, Culture & Town Planning_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 74, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Elle Davidson, a Director of Zion Engagement and Planning.

    Elle is a qualified Aboriginal town planner who not only runs Zion but also lectures at university. The Zion website sets out that the company “aims to work alongside communities to empower their voice and vision for the future of their places and spaces. Many cultural practices have continued in constrained contemporary settings, marking their resilience and importance.

    We apply our principles below to hear the needs and desires of the community, co-design culturally appropriate outcomes and ultimately revive culture. We believe it is time to cultivate and nurture culture, the original plan for First People – both in Australia and globally.

    The revival of culture will not only benefit First People, but all people. We have so much to learn from traditional cultural practices including how to tread more lightly on the land and the importance of family and community.”

    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. Episode released 24 January 2021.

    PlanningxChange is a proud contributor to the Urban Broadcast Collective.

    • 51 min
    125. 'Noise in the city' acoustics - best in class_PX

    125. 'Noise in the city' acoustics - best in class_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 73, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Elizabeth (Liz) Hui, an acoustic engineer with over 25 years experience. Liz started working in the acoustic engineering field in the pre internet age, spending over 20 years as a consultant at Marshall Day Acoustics before retiring early in 2013. During that time, Liz regularly presented expert evidence at both VCAT at Panels. In 2016 Liz joined Planning Panels Victoria as a sessional member and discovered what it was like to sit on the other side of the table. She now spends her time between the occasional Panel hearing, a few special projects at Marshall Day Acoustics and tending a vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula. The interview covers a broad range of 'noise in the city' issues. From interface and conflict issues between different land use categories, to the design of apartment standards. Amongst many other matters, Liz explains basic noise measurement testing and how noise tolerance to some extent is relative. The interview provides great information into what is an often misunderstood science from one of the best in the field.
    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. Episode released 22 December 2020.

    • 54 min
    124. YouTube and tech extraordinaire Peta Charles : flair and fun_PX

    124. YouTube and tech extraordinaire Peta Charles : flair and fun_PX

    In PlanningxChange Episode 72, Jess Noonan and Peter Jewell interview Peta Charles the principal of Brisbane Town Planning (BTP). Peta has introduced many innovative features into her practice. She has produced and appeared in 100's of YouTube videos explaining different planning and design issues. It has become a significant information resource for the general public and clients. BTP applies a fresh and exciting approach as evident on their website (www.brisbanetp.com.au) which includes:
    "We may have a big name and crazy big ideas, however, our passion lies in working with the "little guys" like us. As it is where we feel we can make the biggest difference and hence, where we get the greatest satisfaction."
    The website includes 'Charlie' which is described as:
    “BTP’s own virtual town planner, “Charlie” is the face of all all our automation magic! She handles all of the boring back-office administration "stuff". Things like gathering property information for an enquiry, setting up jobs in our project management system/drafting invoices when an agreement is accepted ... you get the idea.”
    Peta is described on the website as:
    "Professional on the outside and slightly loco on the inside … which means she is serious when she needs to be and lighthearted when she doesn’t. Peta is obsessed with innovation/automation and has a strong distaste for bureaucratic red tape (the time/energy waste drives her bonkers). She also LOVES to challenge expectations.
    Most importantly though, she is driven by the saying "knowledge is power". This means that she is passionate about being transparent/honest and educating people about the inner workings of the town planning process … so they don't end up going down a path that isn't right for them. "

    The podcast interview covers a broad range of issues including the use of technology, client relations, learning and communication. Peta brings a down to earth yet enlivening approach to the issues. Surely one of the most interesting and innovative town planners in Australia.

    PlanningxChange is a proud contributor to the Urban Broadcast Collective.

    This podcast was produced by Complete Podcasting Services. Episode released 26 November 2020.

    • 41 min

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