Sunday, September 13, 2009

International origins of Griffin Canberra Plan

Senator Kate Lundy will discuss "Creating a New Nation’s Capital – the international origins of the Griffin Canberra Plan" in a free talk at National Archives of Australia in Canberra, 11am, 20 September 2009. One interesting aspect of this is that of the plan was being done today, how would modern technology and ideas on planning make the result different? As an example, Senator Lundy has been pioneering web based public policy consultation for government. How might more early public input change planing of a city? How might access to the Internet by government change the idea as well as the function of a capital city?

Creating a New Nation’s Capital – Senator Kate Lundy discusses the international origins of the Griffin Canberra Plan

Senator Lundy will present a personal perspective on the design of Canberra, making reference to the renderings submitted by Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin to the 1911–12 international design competition. The renderings are a treasured part of the Archives collection. A selection of the Griffin designs will be on display before and after the event.

20 September 2009 – 11.00am

Menzies Room
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

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