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Abercrombie Lecture

University of Tasmania

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEDT)

Abercrombie Lecture

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6th Biennial
Abercrombie Lecture
and Exhibition

presented by

Professor Roz Hansen

Chair of Ministerial Advisory Committee for Plan Melbourne
Chairperson of the Geelong Authority

The Abercrombie Lecture is held in honour of one of the most distinguished town planners of the 20th century: Sir Patrick Abercrombie. This biennial lecture is hosted in conjunction with the Tasmanian Division of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and Sir Patrick's descendants, who continue to reside in the State.

The University of Tasmania's Special and Rare Collection holds a special collection of books of Abercrombie's, donated by Sir Patrick's son.

The Abercrombie Lecture will be preceded by refreshments and an exhibition of the Abercrombie Collection from the University of Tasmania's Rare Book Collection from 5.30pm.

About Roz Hansen

Roz Hansen is an urban and regional planner with more than 30 years’ experience working both in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Roz has worked on a wide range of public and privately funded land use and development projects, as well as appeared regularly as an expert witness giving evidence at planning and environmental tribunals, panels and the Victorian Supreme Court.  Until 2011 Roz was the Managing Director of Hansen Partnership with offices in Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Roz is chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Plan Melbourne and chairperson of the Geelong Authority; Divisional Councillor for the Property Council of Australia (Vic); an independent director on Salvation Army Housing Victoria and YWCA housing boards, board member of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute as well as a member of various advisory committees.

Roz is a Certified Practising Planner; Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia; Fellow of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association; Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning; Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University, Melbourne; recipient of an Australian Government Centenary Medal and the first woman to be included on the Planning Institute of Australia ‘Hall of Fame’. Roz is also a founding member and inaugural chair of the Women’s Planning Network established in Victoria in 1994.

The Abercrombie Lecture is presented in partnership with the Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division).

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MS2 Lecture Theatre
Medical Sciences Precinct
Cnr Liverpool and Campbell Streets
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEDT)

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