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2017 Annual Lecture:Citizens Taking Back the City, Dr Marcus Spiller

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Veterinary Science Conference Centre

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The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

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The 5th Henry Halloran Trust Annual Lecture:

"Citizens Taking Back the City"

Presented by Dr Marcus Spiller

The great concentration of fiscal power in the Commonwealth makes Australia unusual in the developed world. We tend to look to Canberra for quick fixes to our transport, housing and other urban problems, whereas most of our peer countries are pursuing devolution of responsibilities and tax raising to local constituencies.

Does Australia’s centralised approach to urban policy stifle innovation, stoke inequality and impede our capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change?

This talk makes the case for a metropolitan sphere of governance in Australia and proposes a reform pathway to this end

About the Speaker:
Dr Marcus Spiller is a founding partner at SGS. He has extensive experience in public policy analysis as an urban economist and planner. Marcus specialises in providing high level advice on metropolitan planning issues and processes, housing policy (including social housing), analysis of urban infrastructure and planning delivery systems, and analysing the links between urban structure and national economic performance.

Please arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

Join us for refreshments and conversation at the conclusion of the presentation.

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