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Every fortnight Associate Professor Kurt Iveson of the University of Sydney joins Alex Pye to discuss urban environmental issues and the different ways we can make our cities fairer and more sustainable places.


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First broadcast fortnightly on Thursdays 10am, as part of Mornings with Alex Pye.

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16.11.17 - Sexuality In The City

The YES votes are in and Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye dissect the stats of the same-sex marriage plebiscite

02.11.17 - Sustainable Fashion

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye discuss sustainable fashion with special guest Liza Heinze

19.10.17 - Obesogenic Cities

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye discuss Obesogenic Cities and the relationship between chronic health conditions like obesity and our urban environments.

21.09.17 - Redeveloping Industrial Areas

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye discuss the potential effects of redevelopment in creative and industrial areas.


07.09.17 CLI-FI

The first unofficial Down To Earth book club! We learn all about Cli-Fi or climate fiction. Associate Professor Kurt Iveson gave us his hottest recommendations including the works of Cory Doctorow and a whole bunch more.


03.08.17 - Universal Basic Income

What is Universal Basic Income? Kurt and special guest Troy Henderson (PhD Student at Sydney Uni) gave Alex a run down of this system.

20.07.17 - Housing Affordability

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye chat about how the need for housing affects our cities.

29.06.17 - Bus Privatisation

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye talked all about bus privatisation and how it might impact us and they way we travel using public transport in Sydney. 


15.06.17 - Solar Powered Beer

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Alex Pye are joined by April Crawford-Smith from community energy provider Pingala. Pingala are providing the Newtown community with access to solar energy and have also teamed up with local beer makers Young Henry's.


01.06.17 DIY Compost and Worm farming

Alex Pye and Associate Professor Kurt Iveson talk about making your own top soil from food scraps and farming worms, even in the smallest of spaces.


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