Please joins us for a panel discussion hosted by ACCESS, UOW, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, USYD, and School of Environment at UoAuckland.


Title: Conversation on Post-Pandemic Urbanism: Prospects for a Just Urban Recovery?

Featured panelists: Kurt Iveson, Jennifer Kent, Chris Gibson, Kris Ruming, Emma Power, Naama Blatman-Thomas and Chris Pettit.


Date and time: Friday June 12th, 12.30-2.00pm (AEST)

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This is a free event, however there is limited capacity so please register at:


COVID-19 and responses to it will alter cities, for better or worse. What are the implications for current and future cities and what are the prospects for a just recovery? Does the legacy of lockdown exacerbate urban inequality? How might housing and economy be reshaped? What types of cities will result from altered planning processes, new technologies, new ways of working and moving? What might this mean for the settler-colonial city? Finally, and more positively, does the pandemic provide opportunities to innovate, so as to ‘build back better’? In this panel conversation, some of Sydney’s leading urbanists reflect on the road to recovery, what a just urban recovery might look like, and how to get there.


Organised by: Pauline McGuirk (UOW), Robyn Dowling (USYD), Sophia Maalsen (USYD),

Tom Baker (UoA) (ARCDP200100176)



Professor Pauline McGuirk FASSA

DIRECTOR,  Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space

Head of Research, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

Faculty of Social Sciences |Building 41  Room 246  

University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

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I acknowledge the Aboriginal custodians of the land in the region where I live and work, the Ilouri, Wadi Wadi and Dharawal peoples. I acknowledge the Elders, past, present and future, and Country itself.



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