Home | International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities 2014 | 21 - 23 October 2014 | Luna Park Sydney

Speakers

Walk21 Sydney is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers.

International

lerner

Matt Lerner

lydon

Mike Lydon

mcarthur

Rose McArthur

miskell

Don Miskell

norris tyler

Tyler Norris

toderian

Brent Toderian

wright lloyd

Lloyd Wright

     

Australian

bauman

Adrian Bauman

burgess

Steve Burgess

mulley

Corrinne Mulley

newman

Peter Newman

tranter

Paul Tranter


International

lerner

Matt Lerner

Matt Lerner is the co-founder of Walk Score. Matt grew up in unwalkable Topeka, Kansas which is why he’s so passionate about walkable neighbourhoods. Matt is a software person who has become deeply interested in urban planning because he believes walkable neighbourhoods are one of the simplest and most enjoyable solutions to some of our toughest problems. Prior to Walk Score, Matt was the Lead Program Manager responsible for the Microsoft Windows User Interface. Prior to that, Matt founded a software company that he sold to Microsoft. Matt lives in Seattle and rides his bike up a big hill every day to work. Note that Matt will be participating via a pre-recorded interview.


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Mike Lydon

Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an award winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami and New York City, and an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities. Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, published by McGraw- Hill in 2009. Mike is also the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol.1 and Vol.2. Mike also co-created and edited and co-created the recently published Mercado: Lessons from 20 Markets across South America authored by Julie Flynn. He is currently writing a full-length book about Tactical Urbanism with co-Principal Tony Garcia, to be published by Island Press in the spring of 2015. Mike received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Mike is a CNU-Accredited Professional and he encourages you to trade four wheels for two.


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Rose McArthur

Rose McArthur has a considerable background in travel demand management and stakeholder engagement after 13 years pioneering these themes. She has extensive experience in both developing strategy to influence travel behaviours, and delivering the desired mode shift through proactive engagement and travel behaviour change practices. She has successfully implemented travel demand management strategies and developed business cases internationally for TDM as an economically, socially and logistically sound solution to overcrowded transport networks and inaccessible services whilst supporting low carbon growth. Rose has developed and will deliver the travel demand management program for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the communication strategy for 16,000 businesses that needed change in travel behaviour to ensure Glasgow keeps moving. Previously, she was a major contributor to the business strategy that contributed to over a third of Londoners changing how they travelled during the London 2012 Olympics. She has provided direct advice on travel demand management initiatives for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She is an author of policy, strategy, best practice guides and training programmes for effective communication as well as an international advisor on effective stakeholder engagement practices.


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Don Miskell

The series of earthquakes which struck Christchurch in 2010 and 2011 where 70% of the commercial buildings in the Central City were damaged beyond repair provided a unique opportunity to reimagine the heart of the city. As a Director of planning and design consultants, Boffa Miskell, Don Miskell was one of the leaders of the international consortium which created the 100-day Blueprint, a high level spatial planning framework that forms a key part of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Don is now the General Manager for the Christchurch Central Development Unit, of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA); the government agency charged with leading and facilitating the regeneration of a healthy heart for Christchurch. Don’s role is to help shape, refine and bring to life the new vision for the Central City, including its anchor projects, key precincts, transport network and public places.


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Tyler Norris

Tyler Norris, MDiv, is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on improving population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. As a leader in the healthy and sustainable communities movement, he has worked in over 400 communities and with scores of organizations in the United States and around the world. Currently, Tyler serves as vice president, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of this leading integrated health delivery system for the complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of its members, workforce and communities. Additionally Tyler leads integrated physical activity and active transportation initiatives. Previously Tyler has led numerous community initiatives including NAC Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living by Design initiative. Norris has a bachelor's degree in international political economy from The Colorado College, a master of divinity degree from Naropa University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Program. He is a parent of two young adults, an avid mountain biker, backcountry skier and pilot.


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Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian is an internationally respected practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. He consults for cities & developers across the globe, with current international engagements that include the cities of Sydney, Auckland, Oslo, Helsinki, Medellin and Ottawa. Brent was the Chief Planner for Vancouver, Canada for six years and his accomplishments there included; transformative place-making, street activation & mobility strategies, the 2010 Winter Olympics-related planning & design, the EcoDensity and Greenest City Initiatives, and strategies emphasizing a ‘complete city’ not just a livable one. He also oversaw all architectural and public realm design in a city known worldwide as a ‘city by design.’ Brent is the founding and current President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a member of the Congress for the New urbanism’s Highways to Boulevards Task Force, a regular radio columnist on ‘city-making’ with CBC Radio, a frequent writer for the Huffington Post and several other publications. The job description he likes best is change agent.


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Lloyd Wright

Lloyd Wright is currently a Senior Transport Specialist within the Regional and Sustainable Development Department at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Lloyd assists in the implementation of ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative, which seeks to catalyse innovative projects demonstrating the potential of sustainable transport modes. He is particularly supportive of the development of new initiatives for quality public transport systems and non-motorised transport integration. Prior to ADB, Lloyd worked with the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, US Agency for International Development, International Institute for Energy Conservation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author and editor of several sustainable transport publications, including Car-Free Development and the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide. Lloyd possesses an MSc with Distinction in Environmental Assessment from the London School of Economics, an MBA with Honours from Georgetown University, and a BSc with Honours in Engineering from the University of Washington.


Australian

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Adrian Bauman

Sesquicentenary Professor Adrian Bauman, Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC), School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. Adrian directs a prevention research group, teaches in public health, and leads the faculty-wide theme area on “physical activity and exercise” for the Sydney University Charles Perkins Centre. He is Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. He has longstanding research interests in physical activity and sedentary behaviour surveillance, measurement, interventions and translation research. He has written about the epidemiology and distribution of walking for health in population research for over 20 years. He is well published in the peer reviewed literature and has obtained several (Australian) NHMRC Program research grants in physical activity and prevention, as well as numerous other funded grants in the areas of physical activity promotion and obesity prevention.


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Steve Burgess

Steven Burgess is one of Australia’s leading contributors to the planning, design and development of liveable cities. A Principal with Australasian transportation consultancy MRCagney, Steven brings 25 years’ experience as an engineer and urban strategist to the development of long-term relationships between urban form, mobility and vitality. Steven has worked on many village, town and city transformation projects in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East. Steven authored “Complete Streets - Guidelines to Urban Street Design”, published in 2010. Complete Streets is a go to guide for active street design used by Local Governments, designers and engineers throughout Australia and New Zealand.


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Corrinne Mulley

Professor Corinne Mulley is the founding Chair in Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. She is the co-Leader of the Business of Health Network at the University of Sydney Business School. She is a transport economist and has been active in transport research at the interface of transport policy and economics throughout her career. More recently Corinne has concentrated on specific issues relating to public transport. Corinne’s research is motivated by a need to provide evidence for policy initiatives and she has been involved in such research at local, regional, national and European levels and, since coming to Australia, at Local, State and Commonwealth levels. She has published widely including on benchmarking, economic evaluation of transport projects (including the wider economy impacts), rural transport issues (including flexible transport and community transport issues), value capture opportunities, accessibility issues and the connections between public transport and health as well as more broadly on public transport management and policy.


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Peter Newman

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of the Curtin University Policy Institute. He is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’(2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in the White House in 1999. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville. In 2011 Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia and in 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth’s rail system. He was an elected Fremantle City Councillor from 1976-80 where he still lives.


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Paul Tranter

Paul is an Associate Professor in geography in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at UNSW Canberra (the Australian Defence Force Academy), where his research and teaching interests are in the areas of transport geography and global change. Paul has made a pioneering contribution to our understandings of childfriendly environments, active transport, and healthy and sustainable cities. He has forged new areas of research by combining hitherto unlinked research topics (e.g. children’s rights and energy stress), or by applying innovative concepts to urban transport (e.g. “effective speed”, a concept that considers the total time costs associated with any mode of transport). Paul’s research demonstrates that creating urban environments that support child-friendly transport modes - walking, cycling and public transport - will paradoxically save time for everyone, as well as making our cities more liveable, healthy and resilient.