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How we make smart and sustainable cities the places to be

In Brisbane this week, the model for smart and sustainable cities is under review at the Engineers Australia Conference


Some of the best thinkers in the country will take to the stage to discuss how policy, funding and technology play important roles in creating smart cities that people want to live in.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Regional Director for Queensland Gerard Ryan said this was a rare opportunity to see leading professionals from different fields debate the future of our cities.

‘Digital disruption and technology-first drive affects us all – we need to establish how we can use these tools to create positive change in our cities.

‘Ultimately, the goal is to create cities that are liveable and full of human connection – as well as smart,’ said Mr Ryan.

What: Smart and Sustainable Cities focus session

When: 3:30- 5:00 PM Wednesday 23 November

Where: Room P3 | Focus Session, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,  

On the panel:

  • Grattan Institute Director of Transport and Cities & Program Director, Marion Terrill – policy
  • PwC Director Capital Projects, Clare Tetther – funding
  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Global Director Digital, Henry Okraglik – technology

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Section Executive, Strategic Consulting Kirsten Ruckert will chair the session.

For more details about the Engineers Australia conference on from the 23-25 November see http://ausengcon.com.au/

For additional information, please contact:

Kate Volcov
General Manager Brand, Marketing and Communications
Phone: (61) 439 933472
Email: KVolcov@pb.com.au   


22 November 2016