[0:00] Welcome and introduction.
[01:00] The ever-changing nature of cities.
[03:34] Greater Sydney’s city planning history.
[07:30] The multi-city region is here to stay.
[14:55] Connecting multi-city regions to plan the collective future.
[18:39] The three key benefits of multi-city regions: productivity, sustainable stewardship, and soft power.
[21:36] The multi-city region opportunity in Australia.
[27:25] The changes needed to create a multi-city region in NSW.
[31:40] Bringing First Nations peoples into the planning process.
[35:11] Conclusion and preview of future episodes.
The Greater Cities Commission is driving Australia’s first global city region – the Six Cities Region in New South Wales. Our role is to coordinate and align the planning that will shape the future of our region, accelerate the delivery of key innovation districts and lead discussion on major city-shaping issues.
The Business of Cities is an urban intelligence firm that provides insights, strategy and benchmarking to over 100 global cities, companies and institutions, including more than 10 Australian cities and state governments. Over the last 15 years it has partnered and produced collaborative thought leadership on the future of cities and metropolises for organisations including the OECD, UN Habitat, UCLG, JLL, World Bank, ULI and Brookings Institution.