Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference

24th May 2019 - Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, NSW

Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference

24 May 2019 , 9am - 5pm (Registrations open 8am)
Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville NSW

Bookings are now open for the inaugural Rethinking the Urban Forest conference!

Rethinking the Urban Forest will for the first time bring together arborists, academics, activists, ecologists, planners, project managers and politicians from Sydney and beyond to discuss the benefits and the roadblocks to achieving a scaling up and speeding of urban forest planning and implementation in the face of climate emergency, habitat/biodiversity loss and our fast-growing urban areas. Tickets are $145 (Concession) / $290

Speakers Include

  • Assoc. Prof. Marco Amati, Global, Urban and Social Studies, - RMIT University
  • David Callow, Team Leader – Urban Forest & Ecology,  - City of Melbourne Council
  • Charles Casuscelli, Chief Executive Officer - Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Assoc. Prof. Peter Davies, MQ Centre for Smart Green Cities,  - Macquarie University
  • John Douglas, Head of Arboriculture,  - Ryde TAFE
  • Gwilym Griffiths, Urban Forest Manager - Inner West Council
  • Jemilah Hallinan, Outreach Director, - Environmental Defenders Office NSW
  • Dr Adrienne Keane, - Sydney University Planning and Nature Conservation
  • Prof. Michelle Leishman, Chief Investigator for the “Which Plant Where” Project, - Macquarie University
  • Dr Abby Mellick Lopes, Western Sydney University, - Cooling the Commons
  • Michael Sullings, Tree Management Officer, - City of Sydney Council
  • Karen Sweeney, Urban Forest Manager, - City of Sydney Council
  • Dr. Caragh Threlfall, Research Fellow in Urban Ecology, - University of Melbourne
  • Dr Fraser Torpy, School of Life Sciences, - University of Technology Sydney

For more information email or head to the conference website:

Presented by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation with support by Inner West Council, Macquarie University, Arborsafe and 202020 Vision.

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