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Greater Cities is a podcast about the future of cities. Join leading thinkers and city experts from Australia and around the world as we talk about what makes a city great.

Over this series, we’re going to explore the big picture city thinking that is happening around the world and here in the Six Cities Region of New South Wales, Australia.

The episodes cover:
- multi city regions: what they are and why they matter
- equity and how we can make our cities places where everyone can thrive
- the great challenge of our time: climate change
- innovation opportunities to take a collaborative, systems-led approach to making them better

Listen now on greatercities.au/podcast

This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

The Greater Cities Commission proudly acknowledges Australia’s First Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of what we call the six cities.

We pay respect to Elders past and present.

We recognise and value the extraordinary and ongoing contribution of First Nations peoples and communities to Australian life, and how this enriches all Australians.

We embrace the spirit of recognition, working towards ensuring both an equal voice and equity in all aspects of our society.

Visit our socials:
- https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
- https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
- https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
- https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

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    • Society & Culture

Greater Cities is a podcast about the future of cities. Join leading thinkers and city experts from Australia and around the world as we talk about what makes a city great.

Over this series, we’re going to explore the big picture city thinking that is happening around the world and here in the Six Cities Region of New South Wales, Australia.

The episodes cover:
- multi city regions: what they are and why they matter
- equity and how we can make our cities places where everyone can thrive
- the great challenge of our time: climate change
- innovation opportunities to take a collaborative, systems-led approach to making them better

Listen now on greatercities.au/podcast

This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

The Greater Cities Commission proudly acknowledges Australia’s First Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of what we call the six cities.

We pay respect to Elders past and present.

We recognise and value the extraordinary and ongoing contribution of First Nations peoples and communities to Australian life, and how this enriches all Australians.

We embrace the spirit of recognition, working towards ensuring both an equal voice and equity in all aspects of our society.

Visit our socials:
- https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
- https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
- https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
- https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    Episode 6: Where Next for Greater Cities - Global Perspectives

    Episode 6: Where Next for Greater Cities - Global Perspectives

    City regions around the world are thriving through adversity, continuing to draw people to them with their unique combinations of activities and opportunities. What can we learn from their experiences to shape the cities of the future?

    This episode focuses on the international experiences of city regions and explores how they are busting myths about cities and offering new opportunities for resilience and prosperity for their communities.

    Episode guests:
    Carolyn Grossman Meagher, USA
    Greg Clark, United Kingdom
    Céline Gipoulon, France
    Ricardo Valente, Portugal
    Tom Wright, USA
    Eugen Antalovsky, Austria
    Hiroo Ichikawa, Japan
    Emma Frost, United Kingdom
    Dr Tim Moonen, United Kingdom
    Vincent Gollain, France
    Uma Adusumilli, India
    Matt Haggman, USA
    Nikia Clarke, USA
    Mateu Hernández, Spain
    Stuart Patrick, United Kingdom
    Emilie De Rosenroll, Canada
    Lauren Sorkin, Singapore

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 39 min
    Episode 5: Innovation districts - where ideas happen

    Episode 5: Innovation districts - where ideas happen

    How do some cities become centres of innovation? What is their secret to success, and what economic and social benefits can follow?

    Cities with strong knowledge economies were more economically resilient and rebounded faster from the pandemic. This episode explores the global phenomenon of innovation districts and how, with careful nurturing, they can foster new ideas, attract talent, and enable creative collaborations between research, education and industry.

    Episode guests:
    Dr Tim Moonen, United Kingdom
    Emma Frost, United Kingdom
    William Bao Bean, China
    Mark Pesce, Australia
    Petra Andrén, Australia
    Julie Wagner, United Kingdom
    John Lydon, Australia
    Carol Vale, Australia
    Stuart Patrick, United Kingdom
    Kourtny Garrett, United States
    Vincent Gollain, France
    Dr Jacqueline Cramer, The Netherlands
    Ricardo Valente, Portugal

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 37 min
    Episode 4: Greening cities - building resilience

    Episode 4: Greening cities - building resilience

    How can cities and communities navigate our changing climate? What can reduce the impact of our cities on the environment?

    Let’s talk more about sustainable cities – how we are adapting to extreme weather events and reducing the impact of flooding, fires and heat waves. Hear from experts on how cities are transforming how they use resources and energy to reduce our collective environmental impact.

    Episode guests:
    Davina Rooney, Australia
    Lex Brans, The Netherlands
    Carolyn Grossman Meagher, USA
    Lauren Sorkin, Singapore
    Dr Tim Moonen, United Kingdom
    Hiroo Ichikawa, Japan
    Øyvind Såtvedt, Norway
    Meg McDonald, Australia
    Craig Kerslake, Australia
    Stuart Patrick, United Kingdom
    Greg Clark, United Kingdom
    Margo Delafoulhouze, Australia
    Anri Håvard Hebib, Norway

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 34 min
    Episode 3: Greening cities - reducing emissions

    Episode 3: Greening cities - reducing emissions

    In this episode we talk sustainable cities – the pressing need to adapt to our changing climate and how reducing emissions is crucial to our future. Listen to experts discuss the roadmap to net zero emissions and highlight innovative case studies that are already reducing our cities’ impacts on the environment.

    Episode guests:
    Professor Peter Newman, Australia
    Meg McDonald, Australia
    Craig Kerslake, Australia
    Greg Clark, United Kingdom
    Dr Tim Moonen, United Kingdom
    Matt Haggman, USA
    Margo Delafoulhouze, Australia
    Stuart Patrick, United Kingdom
    Lex Brans, The Netherlands
    Øyvind Såtvedt, Norway
    Celine Gipoulon, France

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 34 min
    Episode 2: Inclusive Cities – rebalancing opportunity

    Episode 2: Inclusive Cities – rebalancing opportunity

    For a city to be truly great, everyone needs to feel they belong.

    Hear from the people working to transform cities so they welcome everyone who lives, works and visits them. Leaders from diverse communities share their insights into how we can rebalance social and economic opportunity, housing affordability, access and inclusion to develop fairer cities that benefit everyone.

    Episode guests:
    Nikia Clarke, USA
    Natalie Walker, Australia
    Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Australia
    Dr Tim Moonen, England
    Sean Gordon, Australia
    Ricardo Valente, Portugal
    Tom Wright, USA
    Carolyn Grossman Meagher, USA
    Mateu Hernández, Spain
    Celine Gipoulon, France
    Mike Mrdak AO, Australia
    Øyvind Såtvedt, Norway
    Vincent Gollain, France
    Matt Haggman, USA
    Emilie De Rosenroll, Canada
    Eleanor Sharpe, USA
    Emma Frost, England
    Matilda Harry, Australia
    Maha Abdo, Australia

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 39 min
    Episode 1: Connecting Cities

    Episode 1: Connecting Cities

    In this episode we explore how, where and why the multi-city region approach can create happier and healthier cities. How does connecting cities help address the challenges affecting cities today?

    We’ll hear from international cities experts alongside Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts AM, who shares the plans for the Six Cities Region, which is now being delivered in NSW, Australia.

    Episode guests:
    Lex Brans, Netherlands
    Tom Wright, USA
    Kourtny Garrett, USA
    Greg Clark, England
    Tim Moonen, England
    Emma Frost, England
    Uma Adusumilli, India
    Emilie de Rosenroll, Canada
    Anri Håvard Hebib, Norway
    Hiroo Ichikawa, Japan
    Lauren Sorkin, Singapore
    Mateu Hernández, Spain
    Mike Mrdak, Australia
    Lucy Turnbull, Australia
    Barney Glover, Australia
    Sean Gordon, Australia
    Geoff Roberts, Australia
    Natalie Walker, Australia

    Find out more - https://greatercities.au/podcast

    This podcast was produced by the Greater Cities Commission in partnership with The Business of Cities.

    Follow the Commission's socials:
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-cities-commission/
    - https://twitter.com/GreaterCities
    - https://www.instagram.com/greatercitiescommission/
    - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterCitiesCommission

    • 37 min

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