This interview with Mark took place on Kaurna land, sovereignty never ceded.
The pandemic is forcing the world to change its behaviour and it’s waking us up to the fact that what we had before was just a story and that we are quite capable of writing a new one.
And we absolutely need to write a new one. It is really important that we build on the changes in behaviour that we are seeing now, so that something good and long- lasting can come out of this. We must not return to the real estate and developer driven system that we had before. There is no place for a concrete driven economy that is responsible for forty percent of emissions and forty percent of waste whilst thousands continue to struggle to find a decent home. These are the words of town planner Mark Allen who has set up 2 interwoven groups, town planning rebellion (TPR) and Holistic Activism. We only ask that you reach out and connect with us on those areas where we share common ground. Listen for more here.
Andrew of Andrew Rogers Industrial Design (ARID) outlines his company’s creativity and capacity to adapt to quickly produce what is so desperately needed all around the world, PPE. He is demonstrating the Ned’s head shield in the photo.
Andrew talks about some of the things Australia could do to become more self sufficient and to encourage innovation
Dr Ken gives us some fascinating insights into his work and his keen interest in viruses and the cruise ship catastrophe.
In part two, Dr Ken outlines the many “forgotten lessons” from previous virus outbreaks, how ill-prepared most countries were, even though many predicted this could happen and the many lessons that will be learned from this.
Tori Wade is a retired general practioner who has worked in health systems and services development, including the uptake of primary mental health care and telehealth. Since she retired she has been working as an artist and also with the Just Transition Action Group to promote progressive policies aiming for a good social and environmental future for Australia. This interview is part 1 with Tori and is what we hope will be a whole series of stories about Just Transition. Part 2 will be added shortly. Part 1 was recorded a month ago part 2 will reflect how everything has changed.
What a difference a month makes. There are some fascinating insights here, but you will notice a difference in sound quality.
The Covid pandemic has brought into sharp focus just how much we need a Just Transition