Tomorrowland 2018

The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland is back on 6 September – this year at Baker McKenzie offices at Tower 1 (the tallest tower) at Barangaroo in Sydney.

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This year the theme  is the Urban Agenda and Three Big Questions:

  1. Environment – We’re part of nature; so how do we build the buildings and cities that are good for us?
  2. Finance – How do we efficiently allocate and price resources to pay for what we want?
  3. Social/policy – The social contract is wearing thin. How do we create – and prove – there is shared value in our strategies and plans?

As with all TFE events, expect a spirited and interactive debate from the experts driving change and innovative thinking in the built environment. From biomimicry in urban design to the circular economy, Indigenous design and the big technology disruptions coming our way faster than we think.

Buildings no longer stand alone. We are in an era of integrated precincts, networked cities and people wanting better connectivity where they live, work and play.

From autonomous vehicles to AI and the growing populations that we will need to house, how will infrastructure keep up? It’s the disconnect between need and delivery that’s often blamed for the social contract wearing thin, but getting and keeping the public on side is critical for cities that work for our economies and our society.

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What are the creative ways that developers and financiers are working on to deliver the future we want and need? Let’s identify the barriers and agree to remove them.

Last year’s Investor Panel and The Inquisition were a huge success. So this year, they’re back, bigger and better. You won’t want to miss what we’ve got in store for you.

And, of course, the audience is always part of the action with TFE so we’ll be opening up the floor for your contributions with the event MC’d by the fabulous Ben Peacock, Founder at Republic of Everyone. The best contributions will be featured in the Tomorrowland 2018 ebook

Tomorrowland Agenda

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Confirmed Speakers/panellists

John Alexander OAM – MP for Bennelong, Sustainable Cities Policy Taskforce Leader and chair of the Vision 2020 Policy Group, chair of standing committee, infrastructure transport and cities
Matthew Allen – Director, Bates Smart
Tasha Burrell – Program Director, Western Sydney, Landcom
Jorge Chapa – Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia
Amy Child – Transport and Urban Planner, Arup
Cheryl Desha – Associate Professor and Head of Civil Engineering, Griffith University
Jefa Greenaway – Director, Greenaway Architects
Campbell Hanan – Head of Office & Industrial, Mirvac
Brian Haratsis – Executive Chairman, Macroplan Dimasi
Robert Harley – Former Property Editor at The AFR
Samantha Hayes – Managing Consultant, Bioneering Australia
Jennifer Hughes – Partner, Baker McKenzie
Lauren Kajewski – Senior Manager, Sustainability at Landcom
Terry Leckie – Founder and Managing Director at Flow Systems
Prof. James Murray-Parkes – Director of Science & Engineering, Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group and Professor of Practice at Monash University Department of Civil Engineering
Davina Rooney – General Manager, Sustainability at Stockland
Haico Schepers – Principal, Building Physics, Arup
Scott Taylor – Head of Living Utilities, Lendlease
Chris Wade – Property Lead and Director, Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Iain Walker – Executive Director, NewDemocracy Foundation
Dr Tim Williams – Cities Leader Australasia, Arup & Chair of Open Cities
David Wilson – Principal Transit Network Planner, Transport NSW

With more speakers will be announced soon.

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