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CityTalks: Big ideas transforming global cities

Bold ideas transforming Seoul, New York, Adelaide and Sydney

Produced by the City of Sydney

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In a CityTalks first, using 3D technology, Mayor Park Won Soon will join us in Sydney Town Hall from Seoul for a keynote address and participate in a panel with global and national speakers.

We’ll examine the importance of bold ideas and outstanding practices in urban projects transforming Seoul, New York, Adelaide and Sydney. Each of the projects have good governance, leadership, advocacy and citizen engagement at their core.

Mayor Park has pioneered bold, people-focused projects such as Seoullo 7017, which reclaimed a former 1970s’ highway overpass and turned it into a one kilometre long green space and public ‘skygarden’. Seoul is also the home of the inspiring urban renewal project Cheonggyecheon, which reclaimed and restored a local waterway to reduce inner city congestion and provide citizens with space for recreation.

Former Premier of South Australia, The Honourable Jay Weatherill drove the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery project at Hornsdale Power Reserve.

Henriette Vamberg, Partner and Managing Director Copenhagen leads the work focused on city transformations at Gehl. Her work has spanned Europe, the USA, India, Australia and New Zealand. Henriette was involved in the Times Square project to promote quality of life and liveability in the City of New York through design guidelines and implementation.

David Beaumont, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, Aboriginal Community Development, City of Sydney who played a key role in the development of Eora Journey. The Eora Journey is a visionary project that celebrates the living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Sydney.

All visitors and staff must pass through security screening. Please avoid bringing large bags or backpacks and allow sufficient time to pass through the security screening.

Registration will open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.



Thursday 23 May 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Please arrive 1 hour prior to event start time to allow for security checks.


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