The long history of planning and why this matters in New South Wales

26 August 2010

Alan Peters, FADP
Introduction: John McInerney, City of Sydney Councillor
Co-hosted with the Planning Research Centre

About the talk
Planning gets bad press in New South Wales. Yet Sydney regularlyfeatures on lists of the best places in the world to live, more peopleuse public transit than in almost any other English-speaking city, andvery fast growth and the consequential densification have, in the main, been well accommodated. Why is there such a large gulf between thepublic perception of planning and the profession's real achievements? In this talk I begin by looking at the "very" long history of planning inthe Anglo world and why this history helps explain some of theconflicting expectations of planning. I end by illustrating how thishistory may provide pointers to planning reform in New South Wales.

About the speaker
Alan Peters is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at theUniversity of Sydney where he is also Director of the Planning Research Centre and Associate Dean Research of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. He has worked as a planner and planning academic in a number of counties and is best known for his work on the impact of regulation on economic growth.

Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, 148 City Rd, The University of Sydney

Cost: No charge, no bookings

Contact: Sue Lalor

Phone: 9114 0941

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