Current Thinking Series - Making Sydney's Future Sustainable

17 June 2009
Dialogues in urban planning book launch
Dialogues in urban planning book launch

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

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

*Please note that Professor Ed Blakely, unfortunately, will not be able participate on our panel.

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

*This event attracts PIA Professional Development points.

Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Location: The Hearth, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road

Cost: Free

Contact: Sue Lalor

Phone: 9351 2686

Email: 0439321a012676503f142462324740176155515e744a20