The Western Sydney City Deal promises to create a city of over 250,000 people on the edge of Sydney, one of the world’s leading economic and cultural hubs.
The moment is upon us. We have a generational opportunity to shape our city from the ground up. We can create an urban environment that is more than built form, more than infrastructure, much more than simply a place of business. Together, Western Sydney can bring to life a city that doesn’t simply reflect our region but encapsulates its wildest possibilities.
That begins at CatalystWest 2019.
Now in its second year, Western Sydney University’s CatalystWest forum will see 350 collaborators from the community, government and industry come together at Parramatta Square to envisage the region’s newest city at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Join us at this highly interactive, purposeful and transformative forum where Australia’s fastest growing region makes its own future.
Last year, with a line-up of provocative speakers, innovative hacks and interactive displays, CatalystWest sold-out weeks ahead of the event. This year will be even bigger. Don’t miss out! Act fast to secure your spot.
Tickets $235 for corporates, government, industry and individuals. As per last year’s event, look out for a number of free and concessional tickets for students and community non-profits.
Our speakers include:
- Shanthi Robertson
- Andrew Phong
- Andy Marks
- Michelle Catanzaro
- Katrina Sandbach
- Sebastian Pfautsch
Jan Fran is a journalist and TV presenter. She is best known for her work on The Feed on SBSVICELAND, Medicine or Myth on SBS, The Project on Network Ten and the podcasts, Sexism and the City and The Few Who Do.
Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and founding director of the XYX Lab which leads national research into gender and place.
Peter Poulet is the Central District Commissioner with the Greater Sydney Commission. He has over 30 years’ experience in both private and government architectural offices.
Michael is the Chair of the Committee for Sydney, an urban policy think tank that advocates better policy outcomes for Sydney. He is a lawyer by background and the former Chief Executive Partner of one of Australia’s leading law firms.
What We’ll Do, Together
Together from pre to post event, and at the forum itself, we will transform the way cities are conceived. With provocative, agile and interactive speakers, we’ll confront what’s possible when we shape a city collaboratively. Local and international experts will share their visions of cities. We will collectively create a model of a city that is truly ‘liveable’; a city that is inclusive of women, ethnic communities, diverse viewpoints and different understandings of what the intersection of built-form and imagination makes possible.
Lively panel sessions will be augmented by breakout digital hacks and ideation. Participants will be able to populate VR and real-time AV renderings of cityscapes prior to and at the event.
And the work doesn’t end after 7 November. Western’s researchers will shape CatalystWest’s outcomes into policy statements that we will collectively take to policy makers. This is not a talk fest. CatalystWest is building a city over here. Come and join us!
CatalystWest is a non-profit event. Its success as a proven vehicle for positive and evidence-based change relies on the support of sponsors and scale of imagination our collaborators bring.
A range of opportunities exist for sponsors to be a part of the transformation.
Our sponsors include: