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The Future of Perth

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Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute invites you to a seminar and discussion with Professor Peter Newman.

Event details

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute invites you to a seminar and discussion with Professor Peter Newman.

Date
Thursday 20 March 2014
Time
4.00 - 5.30 pm
Venue
Bankwest Lecture Theatre, Bentley campus
Cost
Free.
Peter Newman

The latest trends see Perth passing Brisbane by 2023 and becoming 5 million by 2050. How will we possibly manage in a city that size with the water, traffic and urban sprawl issues we face today? A Plan for Perth will be presented that shows how we could manage this change and create a much better city than we have now.

A little bit about Peter

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of CUSP. He is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’(2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in the White House in 1999.

In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville.

In 2011 Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia and in 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. He was an elected Fremantle City Councillor from 1976-80 where he still lives.

RSVP

To register your attendance email CUSP@curtin.edu.au