CityTalks is a new series of events which aim to spark ideas and innovation for Hobart’s future. Through a series of webinars and public talks, these conversations will focus on how we, as a community, can build back better during and post COVID-19.
The CityTalks event series is a partnership between the City of Hobart and the University of Tasmania. The public events will focus on a topic relevant to our city environment and feature community leaders, international and national keynote speakers followed by a panel discussion.
These events aim to provide a platform for conversations to take place; conversations that build connections, allow for an exchange of ideas and inspire a vision for our future.
Stay tuned for more events in the series.
Watch previous CityTalks
See below for recordings of previous CityTalks webinars.
Hobart at a Crossroad: Can we be a small city with big transport choices?
Thursday, 17 June 2021
As Hobart continues to grow, it also faces greater opportunities to deliver real transport choices.
Special guest The Hon Malcolm Turnbull AC, 29th Prime Minister for Australia, joins the panel discussion exploring how small cities can create inclusive and sustainable transport options for the future.
Sprawl and crawl? Or a comfortably compact Hobart?
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Leading Australian planner Greg Vann and a panel of experts will discuss the economic and social impacts of urban density and suburban sprawl.
Join us to explore global and local trends arising from the pandemic, including localism, the concept of a '15-minute city' and a renewed effort to create quality city environments.
Power of Preservation: The economic value heritage creates for Hobart
Monday, 16 November 2020
Global expert in heritage economics, Donovan Rypkema and a panel of experts talk about the value of Hobart’s heritage – how reusing heritage buildings and protecting streetscapes is the smart way to develop.
Donovan Rypkema was in conversation with Anna Reynolds, Lord Mayor of Hobart and panelists Lucy Burke-Smith, Associate of international architecture and heritage consultancy practice Purcell, and Peter Lovell, Director and Founding Principal of architecture and heritage consultancy Lovell Chen.
Street Smart: How cities are reshaping their streets in response to COVID-19
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Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Guest speaker Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative, at the National Association of City Transportation Officials, joined a panel discussion including the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Councillor Anna M. Reynolds, University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black and Professor of Human Geography and Planning Jason Byrne, and RACT Chief Member Experience Officer Stacey Pennicott to explore the opportunities and challenges of creating safe, liveable and sustainable city streets and urban spaces.