Greg’s main focus at SA water is to improve liveability and community resilience through the identification and promotion of innovative ways to maximise the benefits of urban water use that is economically viable, improve water use and management in agri-business through smart irrigation, reduce capital and operational costs for SA Water by investigating and promoting low/non capital solutions, and facilitating the sustainable use of alternative water sources.
Dr Lyndal Plant
Lyndal Plant Urban Forester
Lyndal Plant is an urban forestry consultant who has worked in local government policy and strategic planning for urban trees, and now helps others gather evidence to make stronger business cases for growing greener, cooler neighbourhoods for all.
Dr Andrew MacKenzie
Australian National University
Andrew is a landscape architect and researcher interested in city greening, urban landscape planning, and landscape architecture advocacy. His most recent publication 'Understanding Metropolitan Landscapes' (Routledge UK) explores the governance, planning, and management of landscapes in cities around the world. It explores the role of landscape professionals in advocating for better integration of landscape values into urban development.
Marco Amati is a specialist on green infrastructure and its deployment in cities around the world.
Leigh uses her scientific background and stakeholder engagement skills to develop user-centred research projects that will create smarter, greener and liveable cities. Over the past 10 years, Leigh has worked extensively between academia, local and state government and industry. She is an expert in developing and leading multidisciplinary research projects that solve real world problems, particularly in the area of green infrastructure, climate change adaptation, biodiversity and smart technology.
Joe is an expert in urban planning, policy and management. His research focuses on the intersection between urban planning and urban sustainability, and on the role of urban governance and policy in producing sustainable outcomes.
Western Sydney Business Chamber
David Borger OAM is the inaugural Executive Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber. David has previously served as a NSW Government Minister for Roads, Housing and Western Sydney and was the Lord Mayor of Parramatta for three terms.
Dr Zoe Myers
University of Western Australia
Dr Zoe Myers is an Urban Designer and Lecturer at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre. She leads and participates in research projects and design communication for local and State government, and teaches in the Masters of Urban Design. Zoe is focused on how evidence-based urban design can enhance mental health and restoration through connection to nature in our cities, and the remaking of overlooked spaces and hard infrastructure as ecologically and emotionally regenerative places.
Dr Dominique Hes
Greenfleet; Place Agency
Dominique is passionate about good governance, collaboration and finding ways to contribute to the resilience and robustness of human and non-human systems.
Dr Tony Matthews
Dr Tony Matthews (@drtonymatthews) is an award-winning Urban and Environmental Planner, with portfolios in academia, practice and the media. He is a faculty member at Griffith University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment & Science and the Cities Research Institute.
Daniel is a shaper of things, ideas wrangler, strategy specialist, scenario maker and question asker. He has been doing design and strategy for nearly 20 years across Australia, the UK, and China, to make places better for people. His most recent role was leading a team of 40 professionals at the City of Adelaide, including design, transport and park lands strategies as well as design projects.