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Built Environment

The Built Environment Working Group convenes professionals involved in design, procurement, construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, including architects, planners, engineers, regulatory bodies and standard-setting institutions.

We have the opportunity to avoid slipping back into our previous behaviour, to question it, and to use the opportunity to collectively call for change,” Hannah Corlett, founder of HNNA.

In November 2020 the group hosted a webinar series to explore how Australia will transform practice across the built environment sector for zero emissions futures. View the recordings of each session below.


Imagining Better Futures

Thanks to Tom Rivard, Principal at REALMStudios, for moderating the session, and to the excellent panelists:

  • Alison Page, Zakpage Producer
  • Mitchell Joachim, New York University, Architecture and Urban Design
  • Amanda Sturgeon, Mott MacDonald Regenerative Design Lead (Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Australia)
  • Megan Sharkey, NSW Manager of Walking and Cycling

Implementing Better Futures

Thanks to Caroline Pidcock, spokes person at Architects Declare, for moderating the session, and to the excellent panelists: 

  • David Ness, University of South Australia
  • Hannah Corlett, founder of HNNA
  • Dillon Kombumerri, NSW Government Architects Office

Living Better Futures

Thanks to Caroline Pidcock, spokes person at Architects Declare, for moderating the session, and to the excellent panelists: 

  • Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Sydney
  • Darren Sharp, Research Fellow at Monash Sustainable Development Institute
  • Monica Richter, Senior Manager Low Carbon Futures and Project Director of Business Renewables Centre, WWF-Australia

We would like to thank the Built Environment Working Group Convenors for their ongoing advice, thought leadership and support.

  • Caroline Pidcock, Spokesperson at Architects Declare and Director at PIDCOCK PTY LTD
  • Tom Rivard, Principal at REALMStudios
  • Michael Li, Senior Project Manager - Cities & Policy, at ClimateWorks Australia
  • Lizzie Webb, Chair, Director at FREO2 Foundation Australia and Coordinator at Engineers Declare Australia

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