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Regen Brisbane / Meeanjin Launch Event

Regen Brisbane / Meeanjin Launch Event

Start date: July 29, 2021
End date: July 30, 2021
All-day event
Location: Online and in person at QUT, Kelvin Grove Campus

Regen Brisbane/Meeanjin is a network of individuals and organisations exploring how we can work together to make Brisbane a regenerative city.

Read about Regen Brisbane / Meeanjin here.

The Regen Brisbane/Meeanjin launch was proudly hosted by the NENA Brisbane Hub, QUT Design Lab, Australian Earth Laws Alliance, the Greenprints Initiative and Future Dreaming Australia.

Video Sections

(The linked times will take you to the YouTube website version of the recording)

00:00  Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country
09:57 The Relationist Ethos and how Indigenous Peoples created regenerative societies across the continent now known as Australia - Mary Graham, Adjunct Associate Professor (UQ) and Kombu-merri and Waka Waka person, and
25:10 Professor Yin Paradies, Deakin University
50:04 An overview of the Brisbane City Council's current and planned sustainability and social justice initiatives - Jonothan Sri, Brisbane City Councillor
1:17:38 Locating Brisbane within its bioregion and catchment: getting to know our unique natural environment and amazing biodiversity with
1:36:10 Rachael Nasplezes, Healthy Land and Water, [ Watch the Healthy Land and Water video directory on YouTube at ] and
1:49:22 Kira May, Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee
1:59:20 How can we understand our city’s impact? Brisbane’s historical and present “footprint” within the bioregion - Michelle Maloney, and
2:17:26 Delwyn Jones, Director, Sustainability Assessment, The Evah Institute
2:35:59 Locating ourselves within our interconnected ecosystem - Earth Systems Science, Climate Change and our Planetary Boundaries - Professor Will Steffen, Climate Council and Stockholm Resilience Institute
2:57:22 How Regen Melbourne used the Doughnut Economy model - Kaj Löfgren, Small Giants and Regen Melbourne
3:11:26 The future of regenerative cities - Professor Marcus Foth, QUT
3:33:13 Regenerative Cities Q&A with Dr Anne Kovachevich, Foresight and Innovation Leader at Arup, and A/Prof David A Hood AM
3:52:01 What does it mean for businesses to be regenerative, and to be located within a bioregion? - Michelle Maloney, in discussion with
4:01:42 Mary-Lou Kelly, CEO of Greentag International
4:11:58 Closing remarks

Beyond 2032: Reimagining Brisbane as a regenerative city

Start date: July 8, 2022
End date: September 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online (via Zoom)

As Brisbane races toward the Olympic Games in 2032, what vision do we want to see for Brisbane's future? How do we build a regenerative approach to the design of our city and society? What do we want to see for the Games, but also for our society for Beyond 2032?

Workshop Recordings

Workshop 1: OUR CULTURE

Workshop 2: OUR SOCIETY


Workshop 4: OUR ECONOMY

Regen Brisbane and the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) teamed up to host a series of workshops and discussions to provide an opportunity for people in Brisbane and SEQ to share ideas, explore their vision for the future, and find ways to influence processes going forward.


Regen Brisbane and QSEC invited community groups, social enterprise practitioners, environmental specialists and community members to join us for one, or all, of our four workshops from 8 July to 2 September 2022. The workshops engaged with the 'Doughnut Economics' and Greenprints frameworks to stimulate discussions and map out ideas for our future. The agenda for each workshop included presentations on particular themes, with time for questions and discussions.


  • 8 July (10am to 2pm) - OUR CULTURE
  • 29 July (12noon to 4pm) - OUR SOCIETY - online only
  • 19 August (10am to 2pm) - OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BIOREGION
  • 2 September (10am to 2pm) - OUR ECONOMY


2022 - September/October - QSEC will present the initial reports from our workshops, to the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF); QSEC and Regen Brisbane will also share the reports with governments and others.

2023 - February to November 2023 - the initial ‘vision’ report will be used as a basis for opening up a series of workshops, research and ‘community think tank’ events, to develop a detailed report and set of scenarios for a regenerative future to fund, action and create. A major report will be created by early 2024 to demonstrate how regenerative scenarios for Brisbane can enable our communities, environment and economy to thrive.


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Regen Brisbane Community Forum – What will the 2032 Olympics mean for Brisbane?

Date: June 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an important discussion about the plans (so far) for Brisbane's hosting of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games.

With the announcement last year that Brisbane will be hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, people in Brisbane and the South East Queensland region now have many questions, concerns and opportunities regarding the future of our cities and region. What do we want to see for the Games, but also for what our communities beyond 2032? How do we ensure an inclusive economic, social, environmental, and cultural legacy for generations to come?

Regen Brisbane in partnership with QSEC (Queensland Social Enterprise Council) are hosting a series of webinars and discussions to provide an opportunity for people in Brisbane and SEQ to hear about plans and updates for the Olympics, to share ideas and find ways to influence processes going forward.


Amy MacMahon, State Member for South Brisbane
Jonathan Sri, Brisbane City Council Councillor, Gabba Ward
Elise Parups, CEO, Queensland Social Enterprise Council
Hosted by Dr Michelle Maloney and Kira Athanasiov from Regen Brisbane/Meeanjin