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What makes a safe, sustainable, liveable, global city?

In south-east Queensland, as we rebuild after flood devastation, and with the Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, we may have a once-in-a-generation chance to reimagine and transform our cities.

To achieve this, we first need to understand the forces that shape our urban landscapes, and how to harness them for positive change.

Our Frontier Forum panellists – a globally recognised city planner, an expert in public transport engineering, and an award-winning architect – will consider international role models and local challenges as they debate how to build better cities.

Join us online and bring your questions for our panel:

Dy Currie AM
Chief Planner, Brisbane City Council;
Brisbane 2032 Host City Office Lead;
Member, World Economic Forum,
Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow.



Professor Mark Hickman 
Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
Chair and Professor of Transport Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering, UQ.



Christina Na-Heon Cho 
Director, Cox Architecture;
Winner, 2018 AIA National Emerging Architect Prize;
UQ alum (BDesSt 2003, BArch(Hons) 2007).




Series moderator:

Tegan Taylor 
ABC Science Unit;
co-host of the multi-award-winning ABC Coronacast podcast;
UQ alumnus (BBusMan 2005, BJ 2005, GCArts 2008, MA 2011).




About Frontier Forum
Presented by the UQ Global Change Institute and moderated by Tegan Taylor (ABC Science Unit; UQ alumnus), these online events bring together leading researchers and experts from across the community who are at the coalface of major global challenges. Join us as we debate the issues, confront broken systems, and get into some blue-sky thinking around where we go from here.

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