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2010 Wilkinson Lecture
Creative regions: the demiurge of public space
|Prof Paul Carter
Paul Carter, writer and artist, Chair of Creative Place Research, Deakin University, will deliver the 2010 Wilkinson Lecture, on the incapacity of management and master planning rationalism to deliver the kinds of transactional conditions necessary for an enduring public realm; and on the potential of public space, conceived and realized as creative regions for social and symbolic exchange, to enable communities to interminably build and rebuild their own 'relational infrastructure.'
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||Concert Hall Acoustics
||Dr Leo Beranek||
Dr Beranek, one of the best-known figures in acoustics, briefly covers the history of Western music and concert halls, the background to the physical determination of the behaviour of sound in rooms, the principal acoustical attributes of concert halls and looks at some famous concert halls throughout the world.
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|Semester 1, 2009 |
17 June 2009
Current Thinking Series
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.
|21 May 2009|
New ideas or a case for recycling?
Current national trends in Indigenous housing and positive roles for local communities & architects.
|05 May 2009 |
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified the building sector as offering the greatest potential for greenhouse gas reductions between now and 2030. That's more potential than the transport sector; the agriculture sector; even the energy sector itself.
08 April 2009
Sunset Seminar Series
As the global economic crisis begins to take effect in NSW, a key question on the minds of developers, planners and policy makers is what impact this will have on urban and regional development and planning policy.
The Minister for Planning, the Hon. Kristina Keneally, will present an informative, no-nonsense, discussion on the State’s responses, including Part 3A reforms to the planning and assessing regime and the short and long-term impacts this will have in speeding up of approval processes and in stimulating economic activity in NSW.
31 March 2009
Current Thinking in Planning
Green Urbanism Down Under: Learning from sustainable communities in Australia reports on th current state of “sustainability practice” in Australia, and the many lessons people can learn from the best Australian programs and initiatives.
Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
19 March 2009
Current Thinking in Planning
Professor Galster’s presentation will report on research which aimed to quantify how a variety of outcomes (health, education, employment, behavioral and demographic) for low-income, black and Latino children residing in Denver public housing for a substantial period are statistically related to various conditions in the neighborhoods in which they were raised.