The battle for sustainability will be won or lost in cities. To achieve a prosperous, productive and sustainable NSW, growing issues around inclusion, liveability and resilience must be tackled head-on. Finding scalable solutions to these challenges is at the heart of Agenda 2030 (the Sustainable Development Goals) and the New Urban Agenda—and a key focus of NSW Government priorities and local council strategies. But government can’t do it alone: to get where we need to be by 2030 requires new levels of ambition, collaboration and innovation.
The Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainable Advantage Department and Compass Housing Services have partnered to bring you The New Urban Agenda: Partnering for a resilient, inclusive, sustainable NSW, an interactive, multi-stakeholder forum that will unpick three of NSW’s most pressing problems:
- providing better, more inclusive access to housing and basic services
- creating clean, resource-efficient and liveable communities
- building resilient, low-carbon urban economies
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Greg is the Vice President of the General Assembly of Partnersand has served as Co-Chair Civil Society Partner Constituent Group for UN Habitat; the Chair of the External Relations Committee of the International Housing Partnership, PowerHousing Australia, Director of Community Housing Industry Association, NSW Federation of Housing Associations and the Australasian Housing Institute as well as other homelessness and human service organisations.
Greg is the Group Managing Director of Compass Housing Services and was recently honoured to receive the Australasian Housing Institute’s NSW and Australasian Awards for 2017 for Outstanding Achievement and the NSW Hunter Regional Chamber of Commerce Award for 2017 for Business Leader of the Year.
Michael is the Chair of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme, leading the programme’s strategic direction and growth. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in sustainability, climate adaptation and resilience for government and private sectors.In his role as Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Change with AECOM, Michael developed a Disaster Resilience Scorecard for cities for the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in collaboration with IBM.Michael represented the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia in developing the Australian Standard AS5334 Climate Change Adaptation for Settlements and Infrastructure. Michael is the Resilient Cities lead for the United Nations R!SE initiative focused on risk sensitive investment. Michael has also supported the development of strategy tools for the 100 Resilient Cities programme pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.