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Talk
Arup Sydney Office
6 March, 5.30 – 6.30pm

Addressing the conflicts of an urban age: shaping a meaningful city for all

Adults Industry
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With Sydney’s population expected to nearly double over the next 30 years, how do we use design to navigate complex urban environments and support diverse communities during rapid urbanisation?

Arup’s Elad Eisenstein, Urban Design Lead and Principal, will explore how design can meaningfully shape our growing cities – focusing on the tools and creative thought processes that ensure urban growth provides inclusive and opportunity rich outcomes for people and cities.

As a backdrop for this talk you’re invited to view Arup Sydney’s latest exhibition, ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’, a collaboration between Arup, London School of Economics Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft.

The exhibition highlights the spatial and social consequences of dramatic urban growth in cities across the world. It’s a visual and poignant reminder that Sydney is not alone in 25 years of unprecedented growth, and that the conflicts emerging with the effects of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change are becoming increasingly challenging for us all.

Despite these challenges there’s reason to remain optimistic. Precedents are being set across Australia, and internationally, that demonstrate rapid growth and positive community outcomes aren’t mutually exclusive.

Elad will unpack Arup’s research into child-friendly cities, showing how looking deeply from the perspective of one segment of our community can encourage an inclusive design approach, and share urban projects where local knowledge has been celebrated in the design of places and spaces.