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The blueprint for building cooler cities

Where
Fortress Sydney
Fortress Sydney
Shop KB03 Ground Level Central Park Mall, 28, Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
When

Tuesday 9 April from 6pm to 7pm

How one organisation, built from the ground up in a short four years, empowers communities to take on extreme heatwaves in their cities.

Translating the impact of climate change into a human scale can be hard. We need to look at the hyper-local impacts for solutions. Sweltering Cities is changing the story of heatwaves in Australia to recognise that they're the deadliest environmental disaster.

Join Emma Bacon, founder of Sweltering Cities, an organisation that tackles the problems of climate change, health and inequality together.

Emma and her team campaign on issues as varied as safe housing and heatwave warnings, aiming to update planning control data to improve our climate resilience. Learn how an ambitious transformation to a sustainable Sydney is possible.

Bio

Sweltering Cities connects with communities in some of the hottest suburbs around the country. The organisation, which has grown to a team of 7 since 2020, works towards more liveable, equitable and sustainable cities. Emma is a passionate organiser, campaigner and activist. As well as running successful progressive political campaigns, Emma has worked across movements for social and environmental justice for over 12 years. Emma lives and works on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Gadigal people.

Also at Fortress Sydney at 8pm: New neurological disease treatments (and a wobbly cat)

About the venue - Fortress Sydney

The largest video games and entertainment venue in the Southern Hemisphere, Fortress Sydney is ready to welcome you here in Central Park Mall.

Fortress Sydney is an entertainment powerhouse with capacity for 1000 people over two floors to compete in international online tournaments, play, socialise, game, dine and drink. 

Fortress Sydney has a fantasy-themed tavern, based on Fortress's unique character lore, an incredible esports games arena featuring a mezzanine/VIP level, another sci-fi inspired bar, arcades, PC gaming zone with private party booths, and amazing food and drinks brought to your table.

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City of Sydney & University of Sydney

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