Mapping & Understanding the Future of Extreme Heat

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Mapping and Understanding the Future of Extreme Heat Governance in the Blue Mountains LGA
10am – 26 April
Cost: Free
Bookings essential to Lis Bastian on 0407 437 553


This is a workshop designed for Council staff by James Balzer, as part of his Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Fellowship.

The workshop will use specific ‘futures and foresight’ methodologies to understand, map and influence the future of extreme heat governance in the LGA.

Project Context:

The NGFP Fellowship upskills global policy practitioners to instill anticipatory, long term governance capabilities into civil society and public sector organisations. It enables long-term, systemic scenario mapping to understand, map and influence the future for a topic of each fellow’s choosing. This fellowship project is focused on extreme heat, and how individual communities can overcome both ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ heat governance dysfunctions that are preventing equitable and sustainable outcomes, and in particular, how this prevents long term policy and program design.

The workshop’s intended outcome is to develop 3-4 pages of ‘top-down’ governance recommendations for how local governments can advocate for and facilitate sustainable, community-centered, long term governance of extreme heat. This involves diagnosing short term governance dysfunctions, and assessing how local governments can disrupt these dysfunctions for a more sustainable and resilient heat governance futures.


This event is part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health and is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.