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Talkfest series to focus on how Campbelltown can become more resilient

Junglefy co-founder and managing director Jock Gammon will speak about the positive effects of green infrastructure in the urban landscape in the first of a series of talkfests in Campbelltown this year.

Gammon will also discuss the significance of a “breathing wall’’ pilot project being delivered at Campbelltown Station.

Campbelltown Council says anyone who is interested in making Campbelltown a more sustainable and resilient place is invited to attend the Thrive – Ideas to Inspire seminars.

The theme will be sharing, showcasing and celebrating ideas that drive positive change.

Topics will include a ground breaking heat study conducted in Campbelltown, green infrastructure and how we can set our city up for to be resilient in the future.

The first event – where Gammon will speak – will be held on Thursday, February 6 at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Western Sydney University senior research fellow Dr Sebastian Pfautsch will speak about a ground breaking study on the urban heat island effect conducted in Campbelltown last summer.

“We’re excited to have some of the brightest minds in the sustainability and resilience fields here in Campbelltown to speak about some of the exciting initiatives that are happening in our city and across Sydney,” Mayor George Brticevic said.

“Come along and find out how you can be part of making Campbelltown a more sustainable and resilient city,” Cr Brticevic said.

Talks in the Thrive – Ideas to Inspire series will be held on the first Thursday of each month at the Campbelltown Arts Centre from 6pm to 8pm.

On April 2, Resilient Sydney deputy chief resilience officer Kristin Gabriel will speak about the Resilient Sydney strategy and how to create cities that thrive.

Details on more talks in the Thrive – Ideas to Inspire series will be announced in the coming months.

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