Talking Cities

Talking Cities

Do you live in a city and wonder why it works the way it does? Talking Cities accesses the leaders creating, shaping and improving the cities we call home. Through candid conversation, find out how they are improving our economic, cultural and social epicentres.

Did you know you make economic decisions daily? Anna Chau, Acting Chief Executive at Infrastructure Australia appreciates that society has unlimited needs but with limited resources they need to evaluate projects effectively. That’s why economists have been involved with creating our national infrastructure to do list. Find out how Anna and the Infrastructure Australia team use social and place based analysis to ensure cities get the best return on their infrastructure investment decisions.

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Barcelona, London and New York are often singled out as some of our favourite places to live and visit. They share a number of common traits such as being described as a connection of distinct but easily walkable villages. Recorded on a recent visit to London, James meets Kayvan Karimi from Space Syntax and Chris Choa from AECOM to discuss how people move around cities, how technology is being used to influence design and transit planning and the impact on liveability.

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Chairman and co-founder of New London Architecture, Peter Murray, meets with James to discuss new ideas and solutions to the challenges facing London and the built environment, including the need for high quality architecture and design excellence as some 430 new tall buildings emerge on London's skyline

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