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Supported by Green Building Council Australia, Open Cities' intense Masterclass covers the essential 5 Steps to Next-Gen, sustainable waste and water projects in your community.

Amanda Kane Organics Manager, Circular Economy Programs, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Nick Thomas Partner Clayton Utz

Lisa McLean CEO, Open Cities Alliance
Dena Fam Associate Professor, Research Director, ISF, UTS

David Holden Director Kinesis.                                        


A workshop with Open Cities Members and Arup global Circular Economy experts Carol Lemmens, Devni Acharyi and Richard Boyd to scope and prepare for the delivery of the Arup and Open Cities report: Towards The Australian Circular Economy. 

Open Cities CEO Lisa McLean will join panel to discuss: Are our cities smart enough? Exploring the connection between technology, sustainability and building resilience. What do we need in Australia’s cities and what are the barriers we face to smart, sustainable cities? Exploring the connection between technology, sustainability and building resilience, panellists will discuss Australia’s position as a smart city, countries that are leading the way and what we need in Australia to make the biggest impact. 


Open Cities is developing a 5-step process to deliver Next-Gen utility and mobility solutions in communities. This membership collaboration will assist councils commit to, procure and build more sustainable and affordable infrastructure enabling families and businesses to generate their own energy, recycle water and waste, and share their mobility and data.


Open Cities has called for new State policy and targets to ensure all new homes and commercial buildings are built with smart solutions for energy, mobility, waste and water. To meet the needs of businesses and households over the next decade, governments must work with industry on a vision to transition to the future, including new planning regulations enabling 21st century infrastructure and services to be installed in all growth areas.


Open Cities CEO Lisa McLean will moderate CITIZENS DRIVING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY at  Smart Cities Week 2018. We will discuss how will cities benefit from a circular economy to become better? Join some of Australia’s leading thinkers and doers as they share their strategies in helping communities advance next generation waste recovery, energy and mobility. Making the entire sustainability chain ‘smart’ is critical to future-proof our communities. This peer exchange will explore the technology-enabled solutions contributing to economic development, in times of increasing environmental constraints.


Open Cities CEO Lisa McLean will be part of a panel discussion at the  2018 Infrastructure Sustainability Conference, 16-18 October, Sydney on SUSTAINABLE CITIES & GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE. We will what behaviors are necessary for Next-Gen sustainable infrastructure.


Open Cities CEO Lisa McLean will lead a discussion DIGITAL PROSUMERS AT 2018 Australian Utilities Week in Melbourne: We will consider how you win over the prosumer? What impact will VPPs, blockchain & EVs have on the delivery of utility services? What innovations in business models will empower consumers to invest in their own energy solutions?