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Walking back to happiness: What will the city after Covid be like - and how will we get there?

17 Aug 2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for another online event as we hear from Tim Williams as he shares his experience and views on how people will move given the recent changes we've experienced over the past 6 months, and the relationship with the shape and density of our cities and places.   Tim will share his views on lessons from other places such as the transformative outcomes of Superblocks in Barcelona that can be applied in an Australian context . 

Dr Tim Williams is a Principal at the global advisory firm Arup and is head of cities for its Australasian region. Before joining Arup in 2018 Tim was the CEO of the Committee for Sydney from 2011 when it became an influential policy forum and think tank. Tim’s work helped shape public policy and infrastructure planning both in NSW and across Australia as he became a trusted advisor to governments at all levels. He played a formative role in the emergence of the Greater Sydney Commission and has had an impact on the shift we have seen of governments seeking to maximise land use and transport integration to support sustainable urban growth. Before coming to Australia in 2010 Tim had been a special advisor on urban planning to 5 consecutive UK ministers and from 1997-2003 he was the CEO of the Thames Gateway London Partnership which played a key role in developing the East Side of London, in attracting major transport projects such as Crossrail and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link through Stratford and in making the case for the Olympics to come to the East side of the capital. Tim is an adjunct professor at Western Sydney University. He attended Cambridge and Oxford Universities, has a doctorate in history and is a qualified teacher and barrister . He lives in Manly with his family. 

 

This event is free for members and non-members.

Photo by Kaspars Upmanins on Unsplash

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