Standing room only at some sessions

9 March 2012  – Green Cities 2012 produced So many tweets…

Following is a sample of the comments:

Richard Dennis: “We haven’t introduced a price on pollution, we have merely reduced the $15bill subsidy on fossil fuels” #gcthink #QandA

Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

@GregHuntMP ‘can plan for long term, can plan for the best predictions on climate change and population growth’ #gcthink


Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

@senatormilne ‘build a plan in which you connect the dots like distributed energy systems’ #gcthink

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

Move over Tony Jones , @RNBreakfast‘s Fran Kelly has a great @qanda panel at #gcthink w Richard Dennis, Anna Rose @senatormilne @GregHuntMP

A packed auditorium

@biinT @verdantflaneur At the time, I don’t think we realised just how much of a milestone project Rouse Hill really was. Or now is #gcthink

Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

Why are we rebuilding exactly the same infrastructure after bush fires, floods etc.Why aren’t we focusing on resilience&adaptation?#gcthink

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

@StocklandCRS‘s Amanda Steele exploring shopping centres as community hubs. Spend time first, money later. pic.twitter.com/1Mxili7I #gcthink

@verdantflaneur welcoming #gscommunities as a platform for @gbcaus to explore opp’s in resi market. Holistic indicators important #gcthink

@BuiltEnvirons: Looking forward to how these ideas progress between #gcthink + #ideaction @ May National Facilities Management Conference

Ben Thomas ? ?@biinT

Opening cocktails (left to right): Rosemary Kirkby, GPT; Rowan Griffin, Colonial First State; Siobhan Toohill, Stockland

Richard Dennis: “We haven’t introduced a price on pollution, we have merely reduced the $15bill subsidy on fossil fuels” #gcthink #QandA

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

@biinT @verdantflaneur At the time, I don’t think we realised just how much of a milestone project Rouse Hill really was. Or now is #gcthink

Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

Why are we rebuilding exactly the same infrastructure after bush fires, floods etc.Why aren’t we focusing on resilience&adaptation?#gcthink

Adam Beck ? ?@gscommunities

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@verdantflaneur welcoming #gscommunities as a platform for @gbcaus to explore opp’s in resi market. Holistic indicators important #gcthink

Suzette Jackson ? ?@Suzette_Sustain

Tanya Cox, Dexus opening cocktail@BuiltEnvirons: Looking forward to how these ideas progress between #gcthink + #ideaction @ May National Facilities Management Conference

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

#gcthink #extremegreen contestant Skype-ing in from Milan. Now that’s sustainable participation in a conference.

Timothy Horton ? ?@timhorton_IDC

@biinT: place making doesn’t need more coco the clowns. It needs process change to allow systemic opportunity #gcthink >(credit: @nmcinroy)

Adam Beck ? ?@gscommunities

@timhorton_IDC discussing design as the lens for arranging better decision making processes in the city at #gcthink

@biinT: Pre-requisite of the outward, upwards session: reading Triumph of the Cities. Thanks @pjverwer. #gcthink

@verdantflaneur looking forward to it. Although I am forever the loyal Melbournite #gcthink

GBCA ? ?@gbcaus

@nilskok reminding us that it’s not just how efficient the building is built but occupants are consuming more energy #gcthink

Samantha Hall ? ?@_SamanthaHall

Nils Kok, Maastricht University (left) and Scott Bocskay, Sustainable Melbourne Fund

Nils Kok @GreenCitiesConf super energy efficient buildings today but occupants inside using more energy #gcthink

Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

Chief takeaway-What is a baby platypus called? A puggle. #gcthink

Matthew Trigg ? ?@BuiltEnvirons

If you can’t inspire people through your designs, change isn’t going to happen. #gcthink

Jorge Chapa ? ?@jochapa

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Talking about green biomimicry at the city scale. @gscommunities anyone? ? #gcthink

Jorge Chapa ? ?@jochapa

Designing a new Atlanta, Georgia. I hope people are watching the stream at greencities.org.au #gcthink

Ben Thomas ? ?@biinT

Atlanta design by @hoknetwork looks very similar to decentralised structure @SydneyYourSay is pushing forward sydney2030.com.au #gcthink

Samantha Hall ? ?@_SamanthaHall

@GreenCitiesConf M.Ann.Lazarus Creating density nodes for nature in cities, great concept! #gcthink

Romilly Madew ? ?@RomillyMadew

Rachel Botsman, a crowd pleaser on crowd sourcing and other social megatrends

So cool! The biopod is a self-contained unit with earthworms that processes waste water, via @HOKnetwork at #gcthink pic.twitter.com/jTb4dySt

.@HOKnetwork: “Well-adapted design through experience. Why would you not use the millennia of experience biological systems have?” #gcthink

To find out more about the Better Buildings Partnership, visit us in the expo hall or online #gcthink sydneybetterbuildings.com.au

Jorge Chapa ? ?@jochapa

@CloverMoore is on stage. Follow the stream at greencities.org.au #gcthink

Matthew Trigg ? ?@BuiltEnvirons

Settling in for two days of green building discussions at #gcthink pic.twitter.com/q7nXyM9s

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

@nilskok Just spied your #gcthink prezi! Note major A-REITS greened their portfolios well ahead of mandatory disclosure and carbon price.

Siobhan Toohill ? ?@verdantflaneur

@TheCity2_0 is the TED2012 prize uncovering crowd sourced solutions for cities today and tomorrow. Timely for #gcthink & soon @gscommunities

Ben Thomas ? ?@biinT

Green Cities conference previews its new Green star communities rating tool j.mp/ynaK50 #gcThink

Green Cities ? ?@GreenCitiesConf

Can’t make it to #GCthink this year? Join us though LIVE video streaming from 8.30am Monday 5 March 2012 bit.ly/v0pmvM

Hugh Stephens  @hughstephens@biinT thanks #gcthink

In reply to Ben Thomas

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur Half of Sydney at @greenups #popsydney #gcthink & half of Melbourne at @jamieoliver for @wheelercentre #JamieOliver” Nice one Australia.

Jeremy Mansfield  @JezMans Awesome Work @GreenCitiesConf for a successful Green Cities 2012 conference! #GCThink @gbcaus @Propertyoz

Jeremy Mansfield  @JezMans Clover More at Sussex Lane – green space in the city #popsydney #gcthink pic.twitter.com/iHVIkjmp

Joel Quintal  @QuintalJoel Great Work #GBCA for a successful Green Cities 2012 conference #GCThink

janet sanders  @breeamcode RT @MarkHarris1863: Kingspan launching industry leading Environmental Product Declaration at Green Cities in Sydney. #gcthink

A very fast train idea, from Hassell

Emine Mehmet  @EmineMehmet8 “@yfhome: ‘Make my cities work’ website. It’s a realisation that the power is in the hands of the community not power individuals. #gcthink”

Simon Wilson  @SimonWilson88 Conference was really good. My head hurts from the brain stretch but I love that kind of pain. #gcthink

Adrian Wiggins  @wiggoaugogo Malley & @verdantflaneur at #gcthink #greenups drinks. He’s o… (w/ @verdantflaneur

Pop Sydney evening, Sussex Lane

at Pop Sydney Sussex Lane) [pic] — path.com/p/1jHioj

Green Cities  @GreenCitiesConf Pop Sydney #gcthink pic.twitter.com/0WFy3JX0

khovenga  @khovenga Waiting in line for a drink. Tim Binnion is looking for a job. Nice young man from 2011 extreme green. #gcthink

Your Future Home  @yfhome ‘Make my cities work’ website. It’s a realisation that the power is in the hands of the community not power individuals. #gcthink

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur #gcthink @pjverwer’s beast to @RomillyMadew beauty – and that’s a wrap.

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur ‘Make my cities work’ @pjverwer calling for citizens’ views on their cities. And in full

A minute clinic in a shopping centre, staffed by nurses and paramedics: saves loads of hospital time

flight. #gcthink pic.twitter.com/cRV5JXQl

Adam Beck  @gscommunities Unleashing of creativity bt business and social justice groups is key to implementing sustainable cities outcomes #gcthink #thenextagenda

Donné Putter  @DonnePutter @biinT I vote for @rachelbotsman too! Awesome! #GCthink

Lisa Heinze  @greenflings Peter Verwer and I

agree, we loved @rachelbotsman and @collcons today at #gcthink

Ben Thomas  @biinT Wanna vote? Who else thought @rachelbotsman rocked our #gcThink world?? I’m in.

Ben Thomas  @biinT The Wrap: @pjverwer asks how do you crowd-source implementation? #gcthink #takeaway

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur @RomillyMadew fighting back the tweets to read her #gcthink wrap. Congratulations @gbcaus @GreenCitiesConf

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur @RomillyMadew takes it to the #gcthink @qanda panel – industry is engaging with

Opening cocktails (left to right): Rosemary Kirkby, GPT; Rowan Griffin, Colonial First State; Siobhan Toohill, Stockland

government to transform our cities. Bring on @gscommunities

GBCA  @gbcaus We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary @RomillyMadew wrapping up #gcthink pic.twitter.com/mkkWUxwJ

Ben Thomas  @biinT @senatormilne talking about the necessity for investment in infrastructure like grids and transport #gcthink #QandA

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew Fran Kelly “do we need a ‘Marshall Plan’ for sustainable cities?” #gcthink

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur Move over Tony Jones , @RNBreakfast’s Fran Kelly has a great @qanda panel at #gcthink w Richard Dennis, Anna Rose @senatormilne @GregHuntMP

Mark Harris  @MarkHarris1863 RT @verdantflaneur: #gcthink with @RNBreakfast’s Fran Kelly @GregHuntMP

@senatormilne Diverse thinkers exploring … m.tmi.me/mErUf

Sydney Events  @sydney_today Show added: sch.mp/bscIk – RT @GreenCitiesConf Interesting design and #sustainability on show at Westfield Sydney #gcthink Don_…

Mark Harris  @MarkHarris1863 RT @GreenCitiesConf: NABERS ratings volume doubled over past 12 months from mandatory disclosure, Matthew Clark #gcthink

Siobhan Toohill  @verdantflaneur Radical ol’ men skateboarding in 3rd place RT @biinT Intro Ed Bacon, famous urban

James Vesper, Goodman

planner ushistory.org/lovepark/image… visualingual.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/in-… #gcthink

Green Cities  @GreenCitiesConf Edge Environment Jonas focusing on importance of adaptation, NZ research showed $2b investment returns $4b benefit in adaptation #gcthink

GBCA  @gbcaus Thanks InterfaceFLoR for our beautiful 100% recycled nylon carpet tiles in our #gcthink booth!

Jorge Chapa  @jochapa Next Generation Green Star – Design & As Built teased. The redevelopment has been significant, expect more detail soon. #gcthink

Jorge Chapa  @jochapa Green Star – Public Building v1 release Sept 2012. Courts, art galleries, theatres, libraries, will have access to certification #gcthink

A history of shit

Jeremy Mansfield  @JezMans Mara: Greensburg rebuilding after tornado – community deliberative democracy highlights what is possible planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/greensburg/ #gcthink

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew Mara Bun Green Cross ‘Deliberative democracy is this the best way following extreme weather events for community consultation’ #gcthink

Jorge Chapa  @jochapa NABERS and GBCA are collaborating with the ABCB (bca) to develop a national consisten energy modeling framework #gcthink

Jeremy Mansfield  @JezMans Rebuilding after disasters @greencrossaus CEO Mara Bun highlights need for “More haste, less speed” #gcthink More: greencrossaustralia.org/media/9811803/…

Questions, answers, maybe

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew Why are we rebuilding exactly the same infrastructure after bush fires, floods etc.Why aren’t we focusing on resilience&adaptation?#gcthink

Green Cities  @GreenCitiesConf #gcthink #gbcaannouncement Restrictions on Green Star Design tools announced at GC2012 gbca.org.au/news/gbca-medi…

GreensMPs  @GreensMPs ALERT: @senatormilne will be on a panel at @GreenCitiesConf #gcthink at 4pm – livestream at greencities.org.au

Adam Beck  @gscommunities @verdantflaneur welcoming #gscommunities as a platform for @gbcaus to explore opp’s in resi market. Holistic indicators important #gcthink

Matthew Trigg  @BuiltEnvirons There will always be multiple stakeholders, the key is making them work together @timhorton_IDC #gcthink

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew @timhorton_IDC ‘Too often we jump to the solution before we understand the nature and scale of the problem in cities’ #gcthink

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew

@timhorton_IDC #gcthink ‘Need a radical redesign in our cities’

Romilly Madew  @RomillyMadew Dorte Ekelund, Major Cities Unit #gcthink ‘environmental data and socio economic data are collected using two incompatible systems’

Suzette Jackson  @Suzette_Sustain @BuiltEnvirons: Looking forward to how these ideas progress between #gcthink + #ideaction @ May National Facilities Management Conference

Ben Thomas  @biinT@hughstephens #gcthink is the hashtag for the Green Cities Conference, more at greencities.org.au

In reply to Hugh Stephens

Suzette Jackson  @Suzette_Sustain 2030SustainableSydney strategy has defined indicators and 10 targets for citywide change at #gcthink great reference for Australian cities

Jeremy Mansfield  @JezMans At resi session on zero #carbon homes – hearing about ASBEC report defining zero emission buildings #gcthink asbec.asn.au/node/39

Ben Thomas  @biinT Some love for the Better Buildings Partnership in the cities indicators presentation! More info at sydneybetterbuildings.com.au #gcthink