Exploring the what, why and how of resilient and regenerative cities. For more insights, check out our blog: www.projectmoonshot.city
Moonshot City Episode 13 Rohan McMahon 2020 - 09 - 29
Cities as we already know, are complex, they will become home to 60% of the global population by 2030. Cities are already the epicenter of some of the largest environmental impacts carbon emissions, transport resources, and hence present some of the biggest opportunities for impact. So what must we consider? Could we look at cities from an emerging technologies perspective? How can disruptive technologies and advancements help us tackle emissions waste or transport? And what are cities already doing?
Episode 12 -thinkstep-anz talk embodied carbon for buildings
Carbon experts thinkstep-anz CEO Barbara Nebel and Technical Director Jeff Vickers talk to the Moonshot:City team about key concepts around carbon, including insights into their recent report on the embodied carbon of buildings, and Life Cycle Assessment to support decision-making.
Check out the blog at www.projectmoonshot.city
Episode 11 - Louise Nash on design thinking and circular innovation
Founder and CEO of Circularity, Louise Nash, talks to the Project Moonshot:City team about how she adapted design thinking to unlock circular innovation across Circularity projects and XLabs, a circular economy design lab that took place earlier in 2020.
Check out the blog for more insights: https://www.projectmoonshot.city/post/design-thinking-for-circularity
Ep10 Iain White The 20 Minute City
The 20 minute city is defined around an area with a radius of about five kilometres – about a 20 minute public transport or cycle trip – with a potential population catchment of around 200,000 people. This size and structure could be home to a number of communities and neighbourhoods that between them offer most of the services, activities and social infrastructure to meet essential people needs. There are many features that need to be considered in a 20 minute city neighbourhood or city - local employment, affordable and diverse housing and integrated transport to name some of the key ones.
So does a 20 minute city framework create and enhance regenerative and resilient behaviours?
Episode 9 - Jonathon Porritt on Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront Climate Change
Jonathon talks about short-termism that has led to the Climate Crisis and what can be done about it. He also elaborates on how Climate needs to be treated differently. Climate change is not just an environmental issue. It is an economic and existential issue.
Jonathan is inspired by the incredible upsurge of new energy from young people in particular and from movements like Extinction Rebellion. He sees a phenomenal opportunity now to move the climate debate into a different space with dire urgency because the science tells us that it's not going to be ‘not too late’ for much longer.
Visit our blog on: https://www.projectmoonshot.city/post/climate-change-is-not-just-an-environmental-issue-it-is-an-economic-and-existential-issue
Episode 8 - Sean Trewick on Empowering Individuals to go Circular
Sean Trewick, Director of Circular Economy Victoria (Australia) talks to the Moonshot:City team about the CEV 5-step model to empower individuals to create circular outcomes, and the start of the Melbourne doughnut economics journey. Read the blog here: www.projectmoonshot.city and follow us on twitter: @MoonshotCity
(Podcast music score - josephmcdade.com/music/lectro-tango)