EPISODE 3: Urbanisation - Building better cities

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Urbanisation refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas and the ways in which society adapts to this change. We speak with Dr Paul Jones who has over 30 years of professional experience working in urban development in places like Kiribati in the Pacific to Bandung in Indonesia. Paul delves into our understanding of the contemporary city, how our education system can adapt to teach the minds of tomorrow and what we can learn from our region in building Australian cities.



Paul Jones is an associate professor at the University of Sydney. Paul has 30 years of professional experience in developing sustainable urban management, development and planning solutions in Australia and overseas. Within this experience, he has worked across Asia and the Pacific and spent over 8 years living in Kiribati as their first urban development planner. Along with his position at the University of Sydney where he teaches a range of subjects he also runs overseas workshops, providing field experience and works with development agencies such as UN Habitat, ADB, UNESCAP and formerly AusAID.

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