Making the City Series 2019: upcoming event

Helen Papathanasiou, City of Parramatta, speaking at the event

Western Sydney University will host Making the City Series – Resilience as part of a series of six events examining the cultural and design practices key to developing 21st century cities.

The second of six themes — resilience — will be discussed on 16 May at the University’s Parramatta City campus (Peter Shergold Building). The free event will bring together industry and government leaders to examine the impacts of climate change on cities and citizens, and to discuss how to plan, design, and implement strategies to address the environmental challenges of the future.

Professor Kerry London, Deputy Dean of the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, who will convene the event said: “Our ability to adapt to climate change through smart, considered design is crucial. Western Sydney University is pleased to play an active role in encouraging cross-sector discussion through the series to ensure our cities are highly liveable and resilient.”

The event will include a panel discussion with:

  • Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Sydney;
  • Tom Rivard, Director, McGregor Coxall;
  • Helen Papathanasiou, Manager, Environmental Outcomes, City of Parramatta;
  • David Tickle, Principal, Urban Design Lead, HASSELL.

The Making the City Series is a collaboration between Western Sydney University, City of Parramatta, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.


15 May 2019

Media Unit