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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.

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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.

    Signing off for 2018

    Signing off for 2018

    Who would you like to hear from on Talking Cities in 2019? Who has been your favourite guest over the past four seasons? As we wrap up Season 4 and plan our escape from the city to the beach, we encourage you to get in touch and tell us how we can improve the show.

    Thanks for listening and best wishes for the holiday season.

    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 host, 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.

    • 5 min
    Live from Boomtown. Western Sydney is not just building an economy, its building a society.

    Live from Boomtown. Western Sydney is not just building an economy, its building a society.

    Western Sydney is experiencing an unprecedented boom, will there be a bust? Live from the Boomtown conference we explore Australia's fastest growing economy, Western Sydney.

    Joining this special episode is; Maryanne Graham, Western Sydney Airport Co; Natalie Malligan, Uber; Paul Walker, GPT; Sara Mansour, Bankstown Poetry Slam and Christopher Brown, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue. They discuss flying cars, the 30-minute city, multiculturalism and poetry slams.

    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 host, 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.

    • 59 min
    Mayor Lianne Dalziel believes governments are not always the best at leading the way.

    Mayor Lianne Dalziel believes governments are not always the best at leading the way.

    If you could redesign your city, where would you start? After a devastating earthquake in 2011 Christchurch had this unique opportunity. Lianne Dalziel became Mayor of Christchurch in 2013 and talks about the redevelopment of the city. Find out why a central government department should run a city's recovery and hear about an award winning model to capture 100,000 ideas from the local community and what lessons she's learned along the way.

    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 host, 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.

    • 38 min
    Anna Chau discusses how she helps take the politics out of infrastructure.

    Anna Chau discusses how she helps take the politics out of infrastructure.

    Did you know you make economic decisions daily? Anna Chau, Acting Chief Executive at Infrastructure Australia appreciates that society has unlimited needs but with limited resources they need to evaluate projects effectively. That's why economists have been involved with creating our national infrastructure to do list. Find out how Anna and the Infrastructure Australia team use social and place based analysis to ensure cities get the best return on their infrastructure investment decisions.

    • 24 min
    The Hon. Rob Stokes wants to start the education system again.

    The Hon. Rob Stokes wants to start the education system again.

    What would you change about your city's education system? If the Hon. Rob Stokes, MP, NSW Minister for Education had a magic wand he would start again. Hear why on this episode of Talking Cities along with his views on STEM, shared facilities and the real reason why schools have big fences around them.

    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 host, 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.

    • 22 min
    Roma Agrawal wants design to reflect the whole population.

    Roma Agrawal wants design to reflect the whole population.

    Did you know 91% of engineers in the United Kingdom are male? Roma Agrawal, associate director at AECOM in London has been using this insight to inspire girls to become engineers. She was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list. In this episode you will hear about robotics, balancing bridge functionality and sustainability, the Good Wife and the importance of designing cities for everyone.

    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 host, 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.

    • 27 min

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