Hustle & Bustle podcast

Hustle & Bustle podcast

Weekly conversations with city shapers and urban thinkers to discuss the future of the Gold Coast and SEQ region. The episodes are light hearted, conversational and inspiring. Tune in each week for a new 30 min ep!

Episodes

June 27, 2022 34 min

Patrick Gorr is a Arup's Global Hydrogen Leader. His specializes in energy and hydrogen, and the transition to net zero energy production. Patrick is a chartered accountant by profession, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business, Economics, Accounting and International Trade from Swinburne University of Technology, and has held senior strategic roles, in Australia and Europe, with the Victorian Government, International Development...

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Dr Margaret Cook has been a freelance historian for many years, working in the heritage, museum, government and private sectors. She holds a PhD in history from the University of Queensland and her current research interests include natural disasters, rivers, water politics, and environmental history. Margaret is a history lecturer at the University of Sunshine Coast, a Research Fellow at Griffith University and holds Honorary Rese...

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Prof. Barbara Norman is the Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures at the University of Canberra. She has a substantial professional background having worked at all levels of government and her own private practice. Her current research and teaching interests include sustainable cities and regions, coastal planning, climate change adaptation and urban governance.

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I spent the week in Hobart last week, attending and presenting at the Planning Institute of Australia National Congress. The theme was Opportunities in times of crisis, and this was the first time in 3 years that PIA has held a national planning conferences in person. 

In this episode, I summarize the top 10 lessons that I have acquired from the amazing sessions attended.

From the housing crisis, to human centered planning to desig...

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Matt Gross is a well-known property economist, urban geographer, and sociologist based in Brisbane.  

Matt heads up one of Australia's most respected property research houses that has grown on the back of honesty, integrity and innovation, National Property Research Co. Matthew is highly regarded as being able to provide both strategic direction and tactical strategies to ensure that the project values, both social and economic...

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Jason Byrne is a Professor of Human Geography and Planning at University of Tasmania. He researches urban political ecologies of green-space, climate change adaptation, and environmental justice. He has over 100 scholarly publications, including a multi-award-winning co-edited book - Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects (Routledge).

Jason has been awarded the Planning Institute Australia’s national awa...

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PechaKucha is a global forum where ideas are pitched in a few minutes. 

Two of our great local architects, Katherine Rickard and Dave Hanson, have launched PechaKucha Gold Coast! With their first event in March a huge success, future PechaKucha nights will be held quarterly across the City. 

PechaKucha means "chit chat" in Japanese. This creative outlet began as night time get togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned arch...

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Martin is an RPEQ, with a dual degree in civil engineering and business management. He is a stormwater and flooding engineer, with a vast range of experience focused mainly within the development and construction space.

Martin has managed teams of flood engineers both in Australia and Vietnam, delivering projects to both government and private sector.

Martin’s interest in Floodplain Management and flood awareness has grown increa...

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Brittany Lauga MP is the State member for Keppel and Assistant Minister for Education. Elected in 2015, Brittany is an award-winning Urban and Regional Planner prior to politics. Brittany has a strong professional background in infrastructure, urban planning and design, approvals and community development. She is passionate about her community. Brittany is an energetic and experienced Member working hard to deliver for the Central ...

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March 21, 2022 32 min

Noel Grummitt is a town planner and civil engineer. Noel has 50 years planning and development experience primarily in South East Queensland.  Prior to founding Grummitt Planning Noel also gained valuable experience overseas, culminating in 1997, spending the remaining 7 years as town planning manager for Weathered Howe Gold Coast, preparing concept development plans for tourist projects in Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan. Noel is a...

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Matt Collins is a highly skilled and experienced planning leader with a background in political studies and journalism. He is currently the QLD and NT State Manager for the Planning Institute of Australia.

In this week's episode, I ask Matt about politics and planning. We also discuss what the Planning Institute's priorities are.

Matt has significant experience in leadership, planning, policy and government. Prior to comm...

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This week on the podcast, I am joined by the first Arup-ian to join me on the podcast, Mr Jaime Traspaderne. Jaime is an architect, urban designer with international experience, he is the Arup Qld leader for Urban design and Master planning, and co-leader of Cities local business leader for Qld.

Jaime has expertise and passion for designing communities for climate change and integrating natural environment, including the green and...

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This week on the podcast, I interview Dr. Sharon Harwood.

Sharon is passionate about working with communities to develop place-based solutions to planning challenges. Her specialty and passion is in Indigenous planning and planning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait land owners. She has extensive experience engaging with communities through Northern Australia. 

She is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, and recipient o...

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Welcome back to season 2 of the podcast! First episode back for 2022, and I am so thrilled to be joined by the 2021 Qld Young Planner of the Year, Nicholas Kamols. 

Nick is an exciting up and coming planner, who is really pushing the boundaries of traditional urban thinking. He is innovative, passionate, motivated and is really re-defining what it means to be a part of our profession.

We chat about:

  • what led him to being a plann...
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    In this episode, I interview Dorina Pojani, who is Senior Lecturer in urban planning at The University of Queensland. 

    Her research interests encompass built environment topics, including urban design, urban transport, and urban housing, in both the Global North and South. She has completed her graduate studies in the US and Belgium, besides her native Albania. Over the years, she has held guest teaching or research positions in A...

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    This week I interview Matthew Leman. Matt is an urban and regional planner, having graduated from QUT in 2016, and has worked across private sector, State and local governments. He is also a digital native, meaning he was born after the internet.

    Matt brings a unique perspective to planning and asks “how can we ensure ‘planning’ is bought up-to-speed with current technology and consumer expectations?”

    In this is episode:

    - Matt...

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    This episode is an update & apology for skipping 2 weeks of podcast episodes!   I made it 15 weeks in a row of new weekly episodes. But a range of professional events have occurred post-covid restrictions which has meant I needed to have a short break from podcasting.   Good news is I’m now back for the rest of this season, with only a few more episodes left until it’s a wrap on season 1!   In this episode, I share my hig...
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    This week on the podcast, I interview Dr Stefan Hajkowicz.

    Dr Stef is Principal Scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO, he is Director of Data 61, leading a team of researchers helping governments, companies and communities explore plausible futures and make wise choices. Stefan is widely published in international literature, including his best seller Global Megatrends which details 7 significant shift...

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    This week I sat down with Amy Degenhart, Director of degenhartSHEDD urban design + architecture.

    Amy is the driving force (architect & developer) behind exemplar missing middle housing, including ENVI micro urban village in Southport, Gold Coast CBD. ENVI is an award winning exemplary small lot house and land development, featuring 10 terrace home ranging from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms.

    Amy shares her passion and expertise...

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    In this episode, I chat with Nicole Boulton.

    Nicole is Principal Planner at PSA consulting and the new Chair of the Professional development committee at Planning Institute of Australia Queensland division. 

    Nicole is also a mother of 2 young children, a wife, and volunteers on her son‘s P&C Committee. 

    I chat with Nicole about her new role as PD chair, as well as ask her about work life balance and she shares her top tips t...

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