The Urban Planner of the Future:   Celebrating 100 years of Planning Education at the University of Sydney
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Urban Planner of the Future: Celebrating 100 years of Planning Education at the University of Sydney

  • VSCC lecture theatre 208, Veterinary Science Conference Centre (map)
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It's 100 years since the first systematic planning education, the Vernon Memorial Lectures delivered by John Sulman at the University, and 70 years since the University’s first formal postgraduate course led by Denis Winston.

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In Time with Water: Design Studies of Three Australian Cities
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

In Time with Water: Design Studies of Three Australian Cities

  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (map)
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The design studies in In Time with Water address the underlying and hybrid nature of water systems in three urban conditions: Melbourne’s low-lying swampy areas, Brisbane’s flooding river valley and Perth’s deep groundwater network. A panel will discuss how this approach could better prepare cities for densification and climate change impacts.

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Quick MAPS: Melbourne historic PUB race
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Quick MAPS: Melbourne historic PUB race

Monash Association of Planning Students (MAPS) host Melbourne's first large scale urban orienteering race. Armed with a BYO Melways Directory and using any transportation mode necessary, teams will navigate through three historic Melbourne pubs where they will receive a clue and segment of the address as they race to the finish.  

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Post-industrial vacancy: Mixed-use residential development and the future of industrial lands
Sep
4
12:30 PM12:30

Post-industrial vacancy: Mixed-use residential development and the future of industrial lands

  • H2.38, Building H Caulfield Campus, lunch provided (map)
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Urban policy actively promotes the rezoning of industrial lands for mixed-use residential development, falsely assuming its redundancy in a post-industrial economy. This results not only in residential gentrification, but also in the loss of small manufacturers, creative producers, and the quality jobs and vital services that they provide. Can we recover space for productive uses in the city?

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Donor-driven Tsunami Housing in Sri Lanka: Resident Outcomes and Experiences
Sep
2
12:30 PM12:30

Donor-driven Tsunami Housing in Sri Lanka: Resident Outcomes and Experiences

  • Caulfield Campus room G1.04 building G, lunch provided (map)
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The 2004 Boxing day Tsunami was undoubtedly the worst catastrophe in the recent history of Sri Lanka. This talk reports on the post-reconstruction process and the community outcomes for residents of the Midigama resettlement village in Southern Sri Lanka.

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