Future Proofing Hobart: Community responses to crisis

How can we build community resilience in a changing climate?

This CityTalks conversation will examine the increase in community-led responses to local crises as witnessed in the recent floods, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The expert panel will explore how we can future-proof our urban environment in response to these new and emerging threats, while learning about the role of the community in times of crisis.


  • Melanie Hutton, Head of Resilience, Community and Business Auckland Emergency Management, Auckland Council
  • Dr Jean Renouf, Founder and Chair, Resilient Byron
  • Jessica Robbins, Programs and Partnerships Manager, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Oceania.
  • Elaine Stratford, Professor of Geography and Associate Executive Dean, College of Sciences and Engineering, University of Tasmania.

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