“I take a little bit of delight in the mess,” says Sydney city councillor Jess Miller. “Because I see it as an opportunity to make things better.” A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, Jess is famous for her creative approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. In a wide-ranging chat, she talks to Mike about the unique chance posed by the pandemic to improve our cities – from transport, supply chains and the use of public space to reimagining neighbourhoods and re-empowering citizens.
What is Time Out: your city or mine??
In your city or mine?, Julio Bruno – Time Out Group CEO, culture guru and global citizen – chats to the world’s most influential trendsetters, thought-leaders and policymakers about the stuff that’s shaping our cities. Bringing knowledge and experience gained from a globe-spanning career in sectors that include travel, technology, media and e-commerce, along with active involvement in the start-up world as an investor and board adviser, Julio takes inspiration from the remarkable ingenuity that has surfaced across countless communities during the Covid-19 pandemic to ask his guests about the trends, topics, individuals and ideas that are transforming cultural and city life.