Upcoming Event 9th May 2023. Where the Shade Hits the Pavement

Citygreen is thrilled to announce the inaugural ‘Where Shade hits the Pavement’ event, a ground-breaking event dedicated to actionable solutions for arresting urban heat, preserving and expanding our tree canopy in urban areas to improve the liveability of Urban spaces.

Where Shade Hits the Pavement | Western Sydney FREE Event Tickets, Tue 09/05/2023 at 8:30 am | Eventbrite


As you know, our City is facing unprecedented challenges with climate change and urbanization, the loss of green spaces and tree canopies is a critical issue that affects us all.

This event, in Penrith, is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and explore new ideas and approaches to ensure that our city remains a vibrant, green, cool, and a healthy place to live.

Clr Barry Calvert, president of WSROC. Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.

Adrian McGregor, McGregor Coxall on:  ‘Biourbanism’ Cities as Nature’,

Phillip Graus on Urban Planning and the opportunities for green + blue infrastructure in the Aerotropolis DCP

Dr. Sebastian Pfautsch, Blue and Green Infrastructure to create Climate-Responsive Neighbourhoods

Dr. Kim Loo, Doctors for the Environment Australia Heatwaves

Elke Haege Thorvaldson, Landscape architect + consulting arborist on: Soil Design and the Soil Volume Simulator

Gwilym Griffiths, Good Canopy Company – Strategy to implementation, how to set realistic targets based on organisational capacity

Belinda Atkins, Sustainability and Resilience Coordinator Penrith City Council – Addressing the Challenge of Urban Heat, through its Cooling the City Strategy

Ross Clark, Trees Impact on: A change of Emphasis for our Human-Centric Urban Trees


This event brings together Urban Planning, Sustainability, Healthcare, Environmental Science, and Local Government. Hear insights on the latest research and trends about how green spaces are changing not only how we live but also the commercial benefit well designed green spaces bring to the wider community.


We’ve designed this event for the Green Infrastructure Community of Western Sydney to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices for creating sustainable & liveable urban environments.

“Where Shade Hits the Pavement” promises to be informative, engaging, and inspiring for business leaders in the Green Infrastructure space of Western Sydney.

We invite you to stay after for networking and beverages!

Register now to secure your spot! Where Shade Hits the Pavement | Western Sydney FREE Event Tickets, Tue 09/05/2023 at 8:30 am | Eventbrite