Planting trees for a sustainable future

As the global community prepares to discuss new ways to reduce the impacts of global warming at COP28, City of Sydney, Australia is taking a novel approach to get to the root of its urban heat problem.

In a 30-minute LinkedIn Live, you’ll hear from the city’s urban forestry and spatial information services managers about their use of GIS software to map the regeneration of their suburban tree canopy in an effort to make communities across the inner city cooler.

Why attend?

  • Explore how GIS technology helps cool inner city communities.
  • Learn how Sydney fosters a better understanding of the regeneration efforts underway.
  • Discover strategies for combatting urban heat in inner city areas.
  • Get a sneak peek into the city's preparations for the global COP28 meeting.


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Brett Dixon
Infrastructure Group Lead - APAC
Esri, Sydney
An authority on enterprise geospatial strategies and advisor to multiple agencies across APAC.
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Karen Sweeney
Urban Forest Manager
City of Sydney, Sydney
Karen has worked in local government for over 20 years in all aspects of tree management and urban forestry, including operations, contract management and policy development.
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Matt Sund
Spatial Information Services Manager
City of Sydney, New South Wales
Passionate about transforming complex data into coherent insights.

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