Rethinking The Urban Forest Conference

Join us at the inaugural “Rethinking the Urban Forest” cross-sector conference. For the first time, we will bring together arborists, academics, activists, ecologists, planners, project managers and politicians from Sydney and beyond to discuss the benefits and the roadblocks to achieving a scaling up of urban forest planning and implementation in the face of climate change, habitat/biodiversity loss and a fast-growing city.

WHEN: Friday May 24 2019, 9AM – 5PM (registration opens at 8AM)

WHERE: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville NSW

WATCH: The Addison Road Community Centre Urban Habitat Tree

Confirmed Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Marco Amati, Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Jean Brennan, Urban Ecology Manager, Inner West Council
David Callow
, Team Leader – Urban Forest & Ecology, City of Melbourne Council
Charles Casuscelli, Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Graham Chalcroft, Public Artist, Designer and Director, Vertebrae
Assoc. Prof. Peter Davies, MQ Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University
John Douglas, Head of Arboriculture, Ryde TAFE
Judy Finlason, Wolli Creek Preservation Society
GUST – Growing Urban Shade Trees
Gwilym Griffiths
, Urban Forest Manager, Inner West Council
Jemilah Hallinan, Outreach Director, Environmental Defenders Office NSW
Laura Hamilton-O’Hara,
Chief Executive Officer, Living Future Institute Australia
Margaret Hogg, Founding Member and Chairperson, Saving Sydney’s Trees Inc.
Dr. Adrienne Keane, 
Lecturer – Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Sydney
Prof. Michelle Leishman, Chief Investigator for the “Which Plant Where” Project, Macquarie University
Dr. Abby Mellick Lopes,
Researcher – “Cooling the Commons”, Western Sydney University
Jess Miller, 202020Vision
Jennifer Newman, Academic, University of Technology Sydney
Warren Roberts,
Founder, Living Legacy Forest
The Hon. Penny Sharpe, MLC NSW
David Shoebridge, MLC NSW
Michael Sullings
, Tree Management Officer, City of Sydney Council
Karen Sweeney, Urban Forest Manager, City of Sydney
Dr. Caragh Threlfall
, Research Fellow in Urban Ecology, University of Melbourne
Dr. Fraser Torpy, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

 

Tickets for Rethinking the Urban Forest are on sale now!

If you wish to contact the event organisers, please email conference@arcco.org.au. 

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The Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference 2019 has been developed by Addison Road Community Centre in conjunction with our event partners Inner West Council, 202020 Vision, Macquarie University, ArborSafe and Andreasens Green.

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Rethinking The Urban Forest Conference

Join us at the inaugural “Rethinking the Urban Forest” cross-sector conference. For the first time, we will bring together arborists, academics, activists, ecologists, planners, project managers and politicians from Sydney and beyond to discuss the benefits and the roadblocks to achieving a scaling up of urban forest planning and implementation in the face of climate change, habitat/biodiversity loss and a fast-growing city.

WHEN: Friday May 24 2019, 9AM - 5PM (registration opens at 8AM)

WHERE: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville NSW

WATCH: The Addison Road Community Centre Urban Habitat Tree

Confirmed Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Marco Amati, Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Jean Brennan, Urban Ecology Manager, Inner West Council
David Callow
, Team Leader – Urban Forest & Ecology, City of Melbourne Council
Charles Casuscelli, Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Graham Chalcroft, Public Artist, Designer and Director, Vertebrae
Assoc. Prof. Peter Davies, MQ Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University
John Douglas, Head of Arboriculture, Ryde TAFE
Judy Finlason, Wolli Creek Preservation Society

GUST - Growing Urban Shade Trees
Gwilym Griffiths
, Urban Forest Manager, Inner West Council
Jemilah Hallinan, Outreach Director, Environmental Defenders Office NSW
Laura Hamilton-O'Hara,
Chief Executive Officer, Living Future Institute Australia
Margaret Hogg, Founding Member and Chairperson, Saving Sydney's Trees Inc.
Dr. Adrienne Keane, 
Lecturer - Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Sydney
Prof. Michelle Leishman, Chief Investigator for the “Which Plant Where” Project, Macquarie University
Dr. Abby Mellick Lopes,
Researcher - "Cooling the Commons", Western Sydney University
Jess Miller, 202020Vision
Jennifer Newman, Academic, University of Technology Sydney
Warren Roberts,
Founder, Living Legacy Forest
The Hon. Penny Sharpe, MLC NSW
David Shoebridge, MLC NSW
Michael Sullings
, Tree Management Officer, City of Sydney Council
Karen Sweeney, Urban Forest Manager, City of Sydney
Dr. Caragh Threlfall
, Research Fellow in Urban Ecology, University of Melbourne
Dr. Fraser Torpy, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Register

Tickets for Rethinking the Urban Forest are on sale now!

If you wish to contact the event organisers, please email conference@arcco.org.au. 

Sign up here to receive email updates about the conference:

* indicates required

The Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference 2019 has been developed by Addison Road Community Centre in conjunction with our event partners Inner West Council, 202020 Vision, Macquarie University, ArborSafe and Andreasens Green.

Click on a speaker below to read more! 

Dr Fraser Torpy
Senior Lecturer and Director, Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group, UTS
Charles Casuscelli, RFD
CEO, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
Jemilah Hallinan
Environmental Lawyer; Outreach Director, NSW Environmental Defender’s Office
Dr Caragh Threlfall
Project Leader, Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub
Michael Sullings
Consulting Arborist; Tree Management Officer, City of Sydney
Dr Abby Mellick Lopes
Senior Lecturer in Design, Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at Western Sydney University
Gwilym Griffiths
Urban Forest Manager Inner West Council
Professor Michelle Leishman
Distinguished Professor; Head of Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University
Dr Peter Davies
Head of Department of Environmental Sciences; Executive Member, Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University
Dr Adrienne Keane
Associate Dean (Education), Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
Jean Brennan
Urban Ecology Manager, Inner West Council
Karen Sweeney
Urban Forest Manager, City of Sydney Council
Dr Marco Amati
Environmental Scientist; Associate Professor in International Planning at RMIT University
John Douglas
Head Teacher, Arboriculture, Ryde TAFE; Acting Commissioner, Land and Environment Court
Margaret Hogg
Founding Member and Chairperson, Saving Sydney's Trees Inc.
Laura Hamilton-O’Hara
Chief Executive Officer, Living Future Institute Australia
David Callow
Team Leader - Urban Forest and Ecology, City of Melbourne
Graham Chalcroft
Public Artist, Designer and Director, Vertebrae
Warren Roberts
CEO & Founder, Living Legacy Forest
Jess Miller
Program Manager, 202020 Vision
GUST
Grow Urban Shade Trees
Judy Finlason
Wolli Creek Preservation Society
The Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC NSW
Interim Leader, NSW Labor Party
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