Chief Planner, Brisbane City Council.

Dy is Brisbane City Council’s Chief Planner and the Brisbane 2032 Host City Office Lead. Dy is a highly experienced planning executive with national and international experience in planning and economic development. Dy is the immediate President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners representing more than 40 000 planners around the world, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow and Co-Chair of UN Habitat’s Stakeholder Advisory Group. Dy was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list in 2020 and appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2020 for significant service to town planning and strategic urban development. A past National President of the Planning Institute of Australia, Dy is a Life Fellow of PIA, an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and also a Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Dy is also a Board member for Place Leaders Asia Pacific.


Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth and the future of planning practice for us all

By 2050 an extra 2.5billion people will be living in towns and cities, and nearly 50% of those new urban dwellers are projected to be in the Commonwealth. Rapid urbanisation is the reality for most Commonwealth member states as is the fact that 70% of global carbon emissions are attributable to cities. A coalition of Built environment professions in the Commonwealth have been working together since 2018 to take a more integrated approach to the delivery of sustainable urbanisation. Our work has looked at the role of our professions and how we might ensure that we are building cities that respond to the Sustainable Development Goals and United Nations’ New Urban Agenda. Join this interactive session to hear about the Call to Action and how we can utilise the SDG’s in our day to day work as planners in Australia and New Zealand including how Brisbane City Council delivers as a Carbon Neutral organisation and our journey as the Host City for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be the first contractually required carbon positive Games.

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