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It’s no longer size that matters in a ‘new world city’, according
to global research director of international property giant JLL
(Jones Lang LaSalle) Rosemary Feenan. Instead, it’s attitude, vision,
adaptability and a city’s leadership that defines a new world city
today, she says, and Brisbane appears to be going in the right
In JLL’s Business of Cities report in 2013 Brisbane was named
one of 10 ‘cities to watch’, noting its lifestyle and investment
improvements as key to bringing it out of the shadows of its
‘bigger’ interstate rivals as an urban identity in the Asia Pacific
region. Brisbane is also ranked number 18 on JLL’s Investment
Intensity Index, above cities such as New York and Tokyo,
punching way above its weight in attracting real estate investment
relative to its size.
London-based Feenan will be presenting more of her research
findings about how different cities are meeting the demands of
modern urbanisation and what attributes make them competitive
for commercial investment on a global scale at Brisbane Global
Café, just ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane.
While G20 leaders will focus their discussion on global economic
and employment issues, Brisbane Global Café will be a forum
for more expansive topics. About 70 national and international
speakers will take part to share information on future issues from
urbanisation and tourism to digital innovation and improving human
life. Hear the talks for free broadcast on-screen in King George
Square outside City Hall, during Brisbane Global Café.
Brisbane Global Café will be on at City Hall, 12-13 November. Entry
to City Hall talks will be by ticket only. For details and to register to
attend see
and follow@BNEGlobalCafe
BNE October/November 2014
Awalk in the park
Where might you see a water dragon, a rainforest, a lake, an
amphitheatre and one of the best views of the city skyline all from
the city centre? Take a guided walk in Roma Street Parkland to
find out. In 1825 the parkland was part of the original Brisbane
settlement, now it is 16 hectares of glorious green space that also
pays tribute to Queensland Greats on a special wall. Walks depart
from The Hub at 10am and 2pm daily. Or book one of their
special tours on art, heritage and other topics of interest in advance.
For details see
or call 1300 137 468.
Listen up
Brisbane writer Zenobia Frost (
) will read from her
newly published collection of poetry
Salt & Bone
Couplet, an event hosted by poet Ghostboy (David
Stavanger) which also features World Cup poetry winner
David Hallett. Brisbane Square Library, 7 November,
5.30pm-6.30pm. See
Family movies
Monsters vs Aliens
is screening on
Halloween night, 31 October, as part of
Manly’s free Movies in the Park program
at Little Bayside Park, corner of the
Esplanade and Cambridge Parade, Manly. Movie
screens from 6.30pm. More films screening on the
first Saturday of each month all year round from
December. See
Fitness by twilight
Anne Noonan feels so much
better since she started yoga
five years ago that she wants to
share her experience with the community.
Anne leads a free twilight yoga session in
the Botanical Gardens at Mount Coot-
tha, on the first Saturday of each month
starting at 4pm. Anne believes yoga in the
gardens is even more beneficial in the cool
twilight air with the grass between your
toes. “It’s energising and better for the
spirit,” she says. Tailored to suit all levels.
BYO mat and water. Meet at the lawn
opposite the Planetarium.
City secrets
Blair Allsopp is a brilliant
storyteller and keeps people
engaged for hours as a Brisbane
Greeter hosting free walking tours
around the city, and he’s got stories about sights in the
city even a local has never noticed, from church bells
and ancient coins to clocks and creepy gargoyles. Blair
and the Brisbane Greeters can give the back story to
these and familiar sites around the city on walking
tours that depart City Hall every day at 10am. Choose
a Greeters Tour or Your Choice Tour. See
Learn something, hear a new band,
have a laugh, play a game and more
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