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Does Rail Have a Place In a Rebuilt Christchurch?

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  • Thu 29 Mar ’12, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


University of Canterbury, Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch


All Ages

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International sustainability transport expert Professor Peter Newman from Curtin University in Perth will give a public lecture on this topic as the inaugural New Zealand Geographical Society Canterbury Branch Visiting Fellow on 29 March from 7pm-8pm in the Undercroft (bottom of the James Hight Building) at the University of Canterbury.

About Peter Newman:
Peter Newman was closely associated with the redevelopment of Perth's rail system from 1979 to the present, which is now seen as a model for how car dependent cities can change towards more sustainable transport. He is author of numerous publications on sustainable cities, including the book Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence which was launched in the White House in 1999.

He has also worked for government as an elected councillor in Fremantle (1976-80), as a government advisor to the Western Australian State Government where he was Director of Sustainability Policy, and as the New South Wales Sustainability Commissioner. He is currently a member of Infrastructure Australia, a statutory body whose role is assist the government in developing a strategic plan for infrastructure and modernising economic infrastructure.

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