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The Inaugural Paul Mees Public Debate
Join us for a critical and jovial debate to honour one of Australia’s foremost transport advocate and planning scholars, Dr Paul Mees OAM.
Debate topic: That public transport planning is too important to be left to politicians
Date: Tuesday 14 October, 2014
Time: 6.00 PM
Venue: RMIT Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Master of Ceremonies:
Mr Jon Faine, radio presenter and host with ABC 774 Melbourne
- Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens, former Mayor of Maribyrnong and co-founder and former Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum
- Mr Rod Quantock, Melbourne comedian and self-professed ‘failed architect’
- Councillor Jackie Fristacky, Mayor of City Yarra Council
- Associate Professor Wendy Steele, Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University
- Professor Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne
- Mr William McDougall, Consultant transport planner, engineer and economist.
About Associate Professor Paul Mees, OAM, 1961 – 2013
Paul Mees was one of Australia’s leading experts on urban public transport. In 2014, Dr Mees was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to public transport and urban planning as an academic and advocate for sustainable cities.
His work has been internationally influential, providing, for example, the basis for the European Union’s 2005 HiTransproject on improving public transport in medium-sized cities and towns. Paul taught at RMIT University from 2008, and was a valued member of staff, always willing to share his time and expertise with students, colleagues and the broader community.
For more information, contact Professor Jago Dodson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RMIT acknowledges the generous support for this event provided by Working Dog Productions.
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