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Towards an Australian Circular Economy

Open Cities is working with Arup on a report - Towards an Australian Circular Economy that values the economic opportunity of sharing a reuse to the Australian economy. 

Arup and Open Cities is holding the first of several workshops to develop this report with Members and key stakeholders. We are lucky to have global Circular Economy expert Carol Lemmens, Devni Acharyi and Richard Boyd leading the discussion. 

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation catalysed and leads global thinking around the transitio to a circular economy. Arup is the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s knowledge partner for the built environment, and are sharing knowledge and collaborating with partners across the world, including Open Cities Alliance, to accelerate the shift to a Circular Economy.

Carol Lemmens is Arup Director & Global Leader Advisory Services and a global authority on the Circular Economy. He is visiting Sydney and will run an Open Cities member workshop applying experiences elsewhere in the world to develop customised approaches and solutions for Australia's Circular Economy transition. 

He is joined by two global experts and Arup delegates Devni Acharyi and Richard Boyd, who are together leading Arup's delivery of Circular Economy policy and projects.


Pease join our workshop 
9:30am - 12pm Thursday June 6, 2019

Level 5, 151 Clarence Street

Welcomes & Introductions: 
Prof. Tim Williams, Open Cities Alliance Chair
Lisa McLean CEO Open Cities

Project Briefing: 
Joyanne Manning ARUP Australasian Resource & Waste Management Leader

Workshop Approach

  • Megashocks & Megatrends 

  • Key Factor Analysis 

  • Project Development

  • Scenario creation

5 Steps to Next-Gen Infrastructure

Open Cities is developing a 5-step process to deliver Next-Gen utility and mobility infrastructure and services to Australian communities.


This guide will assist councils and communities procure and build Next-Gen utility and mobility solutions, ensuring local families and businesses get more sustainable and affordable services - generating their own energy, recycling their water and waste, sharing their mobility and data. 



BRISBANE    2:30- 4:30pm Tuesday May 7 2019

SYDNEY    9:30-12:30pm Wednesday November 21 2018 COMPLETE