Jeremy Miller is the Regional Coordinator for AdaptWest, the Western Adelaide climate change adaptation plan. Western Adelaide encompasses a diverse and challenging urban landscape featuring, amongst other things, defence shipbuilding, urban renewal and development schemes, state strategic energy infrastructure, mangroves and beaches and the Adelaide Airport. The region is home to 22% of Adelaide's population.
With a background in urban planning, ecology and built environment energy efficiency, Jeremy's main professional focus is the application of strategic policy and applied practice to retrofit the urban environment for future climate change. Jeremy is particularly interested in the ways government can respond to climate change pressures, in order to proactively reduce the exposure and vulnerability of the community.
Outside of this role Jeremy is a co-convener Australian Walking and Cycling Conference. This practitioner focused conference will again be held in Adelaide in October 2019 with a focus on active transport and climate change. Jeremy is a keen mountain bike rider and bushwalker and a long term advocate for everyday bicycle transport and recreational cycling. He is an honorary life member of the Bicycle Institute of SA.
His presentation will touch on the work that AdaptWest is doing, how this sits within a regional partnership encompassing three local governments, how research and data is being used to make decisions, the intersection of policy and planning, and how changes in climate are projected to impact on the region.