On October 10, we welcomed Andrew Wilson, Ivan Harbour and Jay Cross for cocktails and conversation about climate-neutral development in Sydney, Australia.

As the managing director of the Barangaroo South project, Andrew oversaw the redevelopment of a former container wharf into a new mixed-use waterfront neighborhood. A central component of a broader 54-acre development, this new district will house 3.3million sq. ft of office space, nearly 400,000 sq. ft of retail, 900 apartments and a luxury hotel. It aims to be one of the world’s first carbon-neutral communities, with a particular focus on recycled water, and funds the transformation of a concrete container terminal into a new 15-acre waterfront park.

Following a presentation of the Barangaroo South project, Andrew Wilson and Ivan Harbour joined Jay Cross to discuss: How should we shape waterfront development and open space in cities at risk of sea level change? And how can we ensure healthy density with the right distribution of community infrastructure?


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About Private Development, Public Good ↓

This event is the third of our Private Development & Public Good program, a conversation series with civic leaders from New York’s peer cities. On its 40th anniversary, the Urban Design Forum launched its new Global Exchange program, to foster dialogue between New York and its peer cities as they pioneer new approaches to housing, infrastructure and open space.


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Barangaroo Delivery Authority (modified by Urban Design Forum)