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Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on April 6th, 2010

Source: Beyond Zero Emissions

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change, held on the first Monday of every month.

April’s guest speaker: Prof. Peter Newman

Professor Peter Newman is best known for his work in saving, reviving and extending Perth’s rail system. This month’s discussion group will be a great opportunity for those wishing to contribute to the transport sector of ZCA 2020, to learn about Zero Carbon Transport through Peter’s many successes in this area.

Peter is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia that is funding infrastructure for the long term sustainability of Australian cities. His two new books in 2009 ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’ and ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’, were both written with Tim Beatley. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. It was the first state sustainability strategy in the world. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville where he wrote his new books.

Peter invented the term ‘automobile dependence’ which is now part of most planning practice and theory. For 30 years since he attended Stanford University during the first oil crisis he has been warning cities about preparing for peak oil. Peter’s book with Jeff Kenworthy ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ was launched in the White House in 1999. He was a Local Government Councillor in the City of Fremantle from 1976-80 where he still lives.

Date: 6.30pm, Monday 12 April 2010

Cost: Gold coin donation
Event location: 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC.
Please note change in date due to Easter

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