Tomorrowland is back, 6 September – Seize the urban future: make it ours!

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

8.00-8.15Welcome - Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor & Ben Peacock, Republic of Everyone, MC
Session 1: ENVIRONMENT: We’re part of nature, how do we build cities and buildings that are good for us?
8.15-9.00Keynote: Here Comes the Indigenous Design influence – Why the Built Environment is sitting up and paying attention

Jefa Greenaway, Director, Greenaway Architects and lecturer at University of Melbourne, is shining a bright light on the positive impact Indigenous design can have on our built environment
9.00-10.00Biomimicry – the rising voice of nature in buildings and infrastructure

Presentation: James Murray-Parkes, who leads Brookfield Scientific Solutions is one of the most creative engineers in Australia and will present his insights on the amazing opportunities in biomimicry.

Q&A Panel:
- Cheryl Desha, Associate Professor and Head of Civil Engineering at Griffith University
- Samantha Hayes, Managing Consultant, Bioneering Australia
- Jefa Greenaway, Director, Greenaway Architects
- James Murray-Parkes, Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group and Professor of Practice at Monash University Department of Civil Engineering
10.00-11.00Are We Ready Yet? – Proptech, Mobility & Infrastructure: How will we humanise the big tech impacts from AVs and AI to the gig economy and global warming?

Provocation – A Helicopter view from here to Antarctica Brian Haratsis, Executive Chairman, Macroplan Dimasi

Q&A Panel:
- Amy Child, Associate, Transport and Urban Planner, Arup
- Brian Haratsis, Executive Chairman, Macroplan Dimasi
- David Wilson, Principal Transit Network Planner, Transport NSW

Moderator: Alex Harrington, Chief Operating Officer, Warren Centre
11.00-11.30Morning Tea
11.30-1.00Workshop: Let’s Make Precincts & Communities Sustainable
- Haico Schepers, Principal, Building Physics, Arup on ANU’s precinct and alternative energy storage concept.
- Terry Leckie, Founder and Managing Director at Flow Systems on getting sustainable utilities right from the start on a 2000 hectare site at a former aluminium smelter at Kurri Kurri in the NSW Hunter region.
- Lauren Kajewski, Landcom on how the government land agency is addressing social sustainability social sustainability initiatives in communities.
- Matt Allen, Director at Bates Smart is working on major new communities for some of the biggest projects in Sydney. The innovation is out of the box.

Moderator: Lisa McLean, CEO, Open Cities
1.30-2.15Session 2: FINANCE – How do we efficiently allocate and price resources to pay for what we want? What are the big trends and impacts exercising the minds and investment direction of the big property owners?
- Campbell Hanan, Head of Office and Industrial, Mirvac
- Chris Wade, Property Lead, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
- Michael Cook, Group Executive, Investa
Moderator: Robert Harley, former AFR property editor
Session 3: "We the People” will be an interactive session to discover if the development industry will give us the urban future we want and if not why not.
Chief Inquisitor and moderator, Tim Williams, Chair Open Cities & Cities Leader Australasia, Arup, former CEO Committee of Sydney.
Panel participants will be split in two. One panel will represent the stakeholders in our future built environment and the second panel will represent the development industry that will deliver that future. The questioning may be fluid between the panels and we expect strong audience participation. Microphones will be freely available on the floor.
- John Alexander OAM, MP (special guest)
- John Austen (formerly of Infrastructure Australia)
- John Brockhoff, Principal Policy Advisor, Planning Institute of Australia
- Tasha Burrell, Program Director, Western Sydney, Landcom
- Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, GBCA
- Jennifer Hughes, Partner, Baker McKenzie
- Terry Leckie, Founder and Managing Director, Flow Systems
- Davina Rooney, General Manager, Sustainability, Stockland
- Scott Taylor, Head of Living Utilities, Lendlease
- Iain Walker, Executive Director, newDemocracy
3.45-4.00Wrap-up & Close

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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