30 episodes

A series where we talk to traffic and mobility experts, discuss innovations, and highlight business leaders within transport and city planning.

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A series where we talk to traffic and mobility experts, discuss innovations, and highlight business leaders within transport and city planning.

    Why mistakes and built-in failure are critical for success | Interview with Josh Sattler

    Why mistakes and built-in failure are critical for success | Interview with Josh Sattler

    A dedicated global strategist, Joshua Sattler is the CEO of Dantia - Lake Macquarie City’s economic development company. He is an accomplished driver of economic development in destinations across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and America. Josh is responsible for shaping the future of the City of Darwin through planning and delivery of growth and development opportunities that incorporate Smart Cities’ philosophies, digital transformation, economic and tourism development opportunities, climate change, international relations, resilience and environmental improvement opportunities.

    What you’ll learn:


    About Dantia and their role in Lake Macquarie
    What does ‘smart city’ mean anyway - demystifying terminology and cutting through the snake-oil
    The importance of public-private partnerships to get things done
    Why you need to build-in the capacity to make mistakes and
    Why they are essential to innovation

    • 25 min
    Dynamism and imagination: The secret to smarter cities | Interview with Morris Misel

    Dynamism and imagination: The secret to smarter cities | Interview with Morris Misel

    Morris Misel unleashes possibilities for businesses by breaking with convention. For over 30 years he’s influenced the thinking of some of the world’s biggest organisations and brands to see what tomorrow might look like – long before they experience it.

    What you’ll learn:


    The future of the built environment and urban design
    Opportunities for digital twin technology
    How we can design more inclusive city spaces
    The difference between reinventing vs reimagining public spaces
    How you can adopt a futurist mindset

    • 32 min
    Is behaviour change the missing link in road safety? | Interview with Robyn Robertson

    Is behaviour change the missing link in road safety? | Interview with Robyn Robertson

    In this episode, we chat with Robyn Robertson, the President and CEO of The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) - a Canadian-based foundation that works with governments, communities, industries, and road safety organizations to make roads safer and reduce road deaths and injuries. TIRF has worked to improve road safety across Canada by generating and sharing knowledge on current and emerging issues and trends that affect road safety.

    What you’ll learn:


    Behavioural change, attitudes, and the hurdles facing road safety professionals
    Researchers VS practitioners and why partnerships are important
    Canadian road safety statistics and trends
    How to minimise your risk of injury and death as a driver, passenger, or road-side user

    • 28 min
    Car Usership vs Ownership and other trends | Interview with Paul Higgins

    Car Usership vs Ownership and other trends | Interview with Paul Higgins

    In this episode, we chat with Paul Higgins, the Co-founder of HelloCars - an all-inclusive car subscription service providing flexible access to different makes and models to suit the needs of Australian drivers. 

    In this episode, you'll learn about:


    Trends in car subscription services
    Consumer demands for flexibility and access to shared vehicles
    Shift away from traditional car ownership and into usership 
    How this relates to sustainability
    Where the future of the industry is going

    • 15 min
    Reclaiming space for women in mobility and urban spaces | Interview with Susie Kahlich & Rithika Punj

    Reclaiming space for women in mobility and urban spaces | Interview with Susie Kahlich & Rithika Punj

    Our guests today are Susie and Ritz, the Founders of Singe Network - a Berlin-based company that is focused on gender equality, travel, integration and immigration. The team has developed a program called Pretty Deadly Self-Defense, which is a new forward-thinking take on women's self-defense programs. 

    In this episode you'll learn about:


    EmpowerWISM and the importance of programs that celebrate women in shared mobility
    Microaggressions - what are they and why we need to talk about them more.
    Why do we need to make self-defense for women boring?
    Trends about women's safety in cities and on public transport
    How can we improve the future of women's safety in urban spaces and transport?

    • 38 min
    How flexible work impacts corporate governance | Interview with Samuel Kanagaraj

    How flexible work impacts corporate governance | Interview with Samuel Kanagaraj

    Our guest today is Sam, the Founder of ProximalSpace - a Melbourne-based work near home solution for the remote and hybrid workforce that focuses on sustainability and strengthening ties in local communities.

    In this episode you'll hear about:


    How WFH affects corporate governance KPIs around sustainability and the environment
    Will the future of work impact the way we design and dedicate space for workers in CBDs?
    Hub and Spoke model of organisation, and how co-working spaces may be a solution to better productivity, efficiency, and community engagement

    • 31 min

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