Urban Ecology Manager, Inner West Council

Jean Brennan is Urban Ecology Manager at Inner West Council. Having a history of planning and delivering innovative, research-based sustainable water management and catchment management programs, Jean works across organisations and sectors to advance the transition to a new way of working - integrating the planning, design and delivery of green infrastructure for ecological sustainability.

Presentation: Jean will talk about Inner West Council’s approach to enhancing the urban forest through the way it plans for green infrastructure.  Focusing on neighbourhood sized subcatchments, the planning process is designed to maximise grass roots and stakeholder participation, and to encourage transdisciplinary input that leads to works and actions that connect and improve local urban ecosystems.