This book is timely as the federal government has promised $91 million for planning the Sydney West Metro. The funding is for pre-construction, planning, design and engineering works, so the project can be put to public tender in 2010. However, the NSW government has a poor track record in such metro projects and some wider thinking about transport and sustainable development for Sydney would be worthwhile.
Unfortunately Sydney University Press have not managed to get the book into the Amazon.com catalogue yet
Making Sydney's Future Sustainable
In an age when the buzzword is 'sustainability', why do we continue to build unsustainable cities and regions? Are there alternatives to car-clogged streets, suburban McMansions and degraded natural environments?
This presentation celebrates the launch of 'Dialogues in urban planning: towards sustainable regions' by Sydney University Press, a book showcasing research by staff and doctoral research candidates at the University of Sydney. The event will feature a panel of well-known Sydney scholars. The 'Q&A' format should encourage a lively debate.
If you have questions you would like the panel to consider, please forward them to Sue Lalor when you RSVP. The panel will include:
Professor Richard Hyde, international sustainable architectural design specialist
Professor Peter Phibbs, pioneer of urban sustainability and climate change initiatives in western Sydney
Professor Ed Blakely, recent 'reconstruction tsar' for New Orleans and prime mover behind Sydney's metropolitan strategy
Associate Professor Nicole Gurran, land use planner and expert on the growth of sea-change communities
Tony Gilmour, affordable housing expert and lead editor of Dialogues in Urban Planning
For more information on this event, please download the event flyer.
The event is free of charge and will be held at the University of Sydney in the Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road. If you would like to come please RSVP to Sue Lalor on (02) 9351 2686 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This event attracts PIA Professional Development points. ...