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Friday Program – Day 1, August 18

9amWelcome to country
9.15amDay 1 Opening Plenary
Tim Hollo opening address
Keynote: Mary Graham and Michelle Maloney – “Aboriginal relationality and the city”
Mundanara Bayles and Birdy Bird – “The Land Back”
10.45amMorning tea
11.15amA Caring City: energy, arts and 3rd spaces
“Transforming Energy Systems: caring beyond the local”, with Dr Kat Lucas-Healey and Dr Wendy Russell
“Trust Builds Better Third Spaces”, with Michael Bromage
“Place-based Arts for more equitable cities”, with Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
“More than bikes: active travel reinvigorating our cities”, with Dr Simon Copland, Trina Massey, Abraham O’Neill, Nina Ginsberg“Participatory governance: What has to change in order to democratise decision-making about our city’s future?”, with Jonno Sriranganathan
1.30pmA Caring City: from problem to solution “Engaging youth as community partners, not community’s problem”, with Wendy Aghdam
“Reimagining Care: new starting points for policy reform”, with Kelly Saunders
Affordable and Livable Cities are possible!
“How Cities Can Radically Increase Public And Affordable Housing”, with Clr Sylvie Ellsmore, Deputy Mayor of Sydney
“Paved Paradise and Put Up Apartment Blocks – music venues and housing”, with Mitch Alexander
“Strengthening Australian Democracy by Building Multicultural Community Resilience and Capacity”, with Apsara Sabaratnam, Tharini Apolline Rouwette and Andrew Braddock
2.30pmAfternoon tea
2.45pmUrban / suburban / post-urban futures
“Perth 2.0”, with Brad Pettit MLC
“Are Large Cities Viable Without Fossil Fuels: an alternative urbanism”, with Terry Leahy
“The Suburb and the Far Right”, with Dr Simon Copland
“The systemic challenges of urban agriculture”, with Robert Pekin (Food Connect), Kara Pulou (Kuppibunda Kitchen), and Geoff Ebbs (Griffith University)“Imagining Transformed Cities”, wiith Dr Ed Morgan, Dr Natalie Osborne, Andrew Buckwell, Jonathan Sriranganathan, Dr Ross Westoby and Dr Samid Suliman
4.15pmChangeover Break (tea and coffee available)
4.30pmClosing Day 1 Plenary
Keynote: Prof Susan Harris Rimmer – “Cruel Summer: Extreme Heat and Human Rights in Australian Cities”
Introduction & Facilitation by Emma Bacon, Sweltering Cities
5.30pmDay 1 sessions close and dinner break
7pmEvening fundraising event
MC Mandy Nolan
Special guests Michael Berkman, Rebecca Vassarotti and Stephen Bates will discuss “Getting past NIMBY vs YIMBY”!
Entry included with your ticket – drinks to be paid for to help raise funds

Saturday Program – Day 2, August 19

9amDay 2 Opening Plenary
Keynote: Prof David Schlosberg – “Sustainable Materialism as politics”
Protest and the city panel – Senator Larissa Waters, David Mejia-Canales, Violet Coco
10.45amMorning Tea / housing protest with Max Chandler-Mather at ALP National Conference nearby
11.15amDemocratic transformation through crisis
“Campaign Strategy for Transformative Democracy”, with A/Prof Mark Diesendorf
“Democratic transformation and urban re-imagination during periods of political crisis: Experimenting with a protest “village” in Colombo (Sri Lanka)”, with Dr Rajni Gamage and Anna Carlson
“Community Recovery from Covid: regenerative governing”, with Minister Emma Davidson, MLA
The road to better transport
“The Better Buses Campaign”, with Elyse Cunningham (FoE)
“The Climate Council’s Path to Better Transport”, with Hollie Cheung
“Resistance shows us how to get people out of the car and onto the street for active transport”, with Gill King.
“Consensus in the city – a workshop on managing difficult politics”, with Senator Janet Rice
1.15pmUrban farming as transformation
“Creating Food Resilient Neighbourhoods”, with Gabriel Reese
“What’s Next in Urban Farming”, with Fiona Buining
“Agrihood and the #growfoodathome movement”, with Thiago Barbosa
Urban ecosystems: Blurring the city / nature boundary
“Nature in the City”, with Minister Rebecca Vassarotti, MLA
“Multi-species Justice in Brisbane”, with Hira Sheikh
“Inviting Nature to Dinner: the benefits of bringing biodiversity to our backyards”, with Helen Schwencke
“Embodied water: giving nature a voice in cities”, with Marci Webster Mannison
2.45pmAfternoon tea
3pmBeating the Heat: Community action for cool cities
with Emma Bacon (Sweltering Cities), Holstein Wong and Ryan McNeilly Smith
“Digital inclusion and housing justice”, with Prof Marcus Foth and Kim Osman
4pmChangeover Break (tea and coffee available)
4.15pmClosing Plenary – feedback, discussion and commitments, thank yous

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