Our Leading Thinker series provides thought-provoking insights into the important issues facing our city. Covering current and long-term issues, the series focuses on the economy and deeper engagement with the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.
Upcoming in 2018
JLL, Regional Director, Dr David Rees (Build to rent)
Thursday 27 March
Dr David Rees will be sharing high level findings from JLL research on the topic: ‘Multifamily in Australia’ and his expert thoughts on the future of housing in Melbourne, the residential sector as an investment category and the ‘build to rent’ agenda.
Professor of Environmental Technology and Design - Department of Urbanism Prof. Arjan van Timmeren
Tuesday 13 February
H20 propels the climate, lubricates continental drift, and shapes our geographies. Presently, cities are confronted with a number of increasingly unmanageable crises, from the triple threat of climate change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation to the deterioration of water supply and sanitation networks which will soon require radical retrofitting and/or complete replacement.
In 2017, we heard from:
Nobel Laureate, Dr Harold Varmus
ANZ former Chief Executive, Mike Smith OBE
Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, Julie Wagner
Australia Digital Transformation Agency former Chief, Paul Shetler
Foundation for Young Australians CEO, Jan Owen AM
Lord Mayor of Melbourne, The Right Honourable Robert Doyle AC.
Arcadis Global Cities Director, John Batten
AECOM Cities Global Director, Stephen Engblom