For over 75 years, we have been solving complex challenges, and today our most critical challenge: building a sustainable future. So, how do we solve this challenge? One thing is sure; we cannot do it alone.
In this podcast, our host, Dr Michelle Dickinson, speaks to the brilliant minds we join forces with to deliver sustainable solutions. She asks the big questions to uncover their stories. It’s a thought-provoking conversation about people working together to do great things for people, places and the planet.
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Dr Michelle Dickinson is an engineer, nanotechnologist and science communicator passionate about sustainable development and creating new ways for people to connect with science and technology.
I'm on a mission to uncover how people are working together to positively impact the planet. That is why I am joining forces with Arup to uncover these stories and bring them to you. ”Dr Michelle Dickinson Sustainable Forces Podcast Host
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What will accelerate the energy transition?
What will accelerate the energy transition? In this episode of Sustainable Forces, we chat to Russell Tham, Temasek’s Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group and Head Strategic Development, and Poya Rasekhi, our Energy, Water and Resources Leader in Australasia. Learn the opportunities and risks in the energy transition, how you can accelerate your energy ambitions, and how we can create meaningful change together.
Can nature prevent flooding?
Can nature prevent flooding? In this episode of Sustainable Forces, we chat to Daniel Lambert, Executive Manager – Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions at Unitywater and Mark Fletcher, Arup’s Global Water Leader, to unpack this question and provide solutions for overcoming this challenge. Find out what a spongy city is, how nature can help improve our water resilience and how we can design our cities, towns and homes to prevent flood risks.
How do you become a changemaker?
How do you become a changemaker? In this episode of Sustainable Forces, Dr Michelle Dickinson finds out with Eleanor Loudon, CEO at Engineers Without Borders Australia and Sunny Oliver-Bennetts, our Australasia Community Engagement Leader who discuss how together we can create impactful change. Learn a new theory of change, be inspired by personal stores and community projects and gain tips to help you become a changemaker.
How do you design a net zero building?
How do you build a net zero building? In this episode of Sustainable Forces, Dr Michelle Dickinson unpacks this question with Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager at Frasers Property Australia and Kerryn Coker, our Australasia Co-Chair, discussing decarbonising the built environment. Hear about their bold strategies and net zero targets, retrofit and passive house projects, and how together they are joining forces to build a sustainable future.
How can we withstand and survive climate challenges?
How can we withstand and survive climate challenges? In this episode of Sustainable Forces, we chat with Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director at the Resilient Cities Network and Kate West, Arup's Australasia Co-Chair. Learn what resilience means, how to create a resilience plan, and how we are working together on projects worldwide to build a resilient future.