Interview

The Grapevine: Remembering Jack Mundey

Jack Mundey, often called the father of urban environmentalism, recently died at the age of 90. Although better known in Sydney than Melbourne, his influence has been felt across the country and around the world. He was the driving force behind the famous green ban movement in the 1970s, which saw unions and residents stand together against unfettered development.

Verity Burgmann, co-author of Green Bans, Red Union: The Saving of a City, joins The Grapevine to discuss Jack’s legacy.

Photo: miyoneza (Creative Commons)

Jack Mundey mural
Listen to The Grapevine: Remembering Jack Mundey16:0718 May 2020