The green infrastructure revolution

Cities are home to the vast bulk of humanity. We live, work, and play in these densely packed places. Urban environments are also responsible for 75% of global emissions. In this discussion, experts explore the transformative power of green infrastructure in urban landscapes and examine innovative ways to make cities smarter, greener, and more communal – places where people can live for generations to come.


  • Anthony Burke, Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and TV Presenter; Australian host of the popular TV series Grand Designs Transformations, Restoration Australia, and Grand Designs Australia (all on ABC TV)
  • Remy Sietchiping, Internationally recognised expert and UN strategist on Urban Planning & Geographic Information Systems; Chief of Policy at UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Germain Briand, Owner and director of the internationally acclaimed company, The Urban Canopee, on a bold mission to accelerate our cities’ greening through innovation to fight climate change and re-connect people with nature.
  • Jua Cilliers, Recognised global leader in urban planning and green infrastructure solutions, ‘A Defender of the Future’, Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney.
  • Rob Stokes, Leading Australian spokesperson on city planning and the importance of Net Zero Cities; former New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

Audio edit:

  • Executive producer and episode host: Lawrence Bull
  • Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis
  • Sound designer & mix engineer: Martin Peralta

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Thursday 4th of July, 2024

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