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Barrie
Barton

Inspiring urban strategist

The future is not some place on a map that we are all going to - it is an idea in our mind.

Profile

Barrie Barton is a lawyer by qualification, an entrepreneur by nature and an urbanist by profession.

He has spent most of his adult life thinking about the relationship between the places where we live and the sorts of people we become as a result. In 2019 he was named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s Visionary Men for his contribution to city life.

Current Work

Barrie relentlessly works to change the way we think about our cities and the experiences they provide us in return. From his own start- ups such as Melbourne’s Rooftop Cinema, Paramount Recreation Club and Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema & Bar, to advising government and big business on urban issues right around the world, he advocates for places that are more enriching and communities that are more caring.

Speaking: Barrie’s confident but casual and humorous public speaking style has seen him engaged at events around the world. From large industry-wide plenary style keynotes to small-scale executive briefings he brings intelligence and the ability to provoke and challenge without offending.

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Tailored Presentations

Barrie relentlessly works to change the way we think about our cities and the experiences they provide us in return. From his own start- ups such as Melbourne’s Rooftop Cinema, Paramount Recreation Club and Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema & Bar, to advising government and big business on urban issues right around the world, he advocates for places that are more enriching and communities that are more caring.

Barrie uniquely tailors his presentation for every event. Topics he can speak on include:

- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Civic Responsibility
- Placemaking
- Generational Differences
- Sustainability
- Humanism
Topics

Business

  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Future Cities

Motivational

  • Entrepreneurship
Feedback
Barrie articulates an acute awareness of the social, physical and technological drivers that influence and impact our cities and their people. His message is clear, concise and well evidenced, and I have never failed to take away new insights and learnings. ULI Australia
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