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As we look at Millers Point and the Rocks being transformed by the sell off
by the current government, it is important to reflect on what the area could
have looked like if the former Liberal premier, Bob Askin had got his way
and how through the efforts of Jack Mundey and the green bans we were able
to preserve such an important part of the city. As we look at the various
current plans for Sydney we can't help but ask the question that was asked
at the time of the green bans - Whose city is it?
About the Speakers
Jim Colman is a Sydney based architect, planners and part time University
lecturer. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and the
Planning Institute of Australia and has served as Vice President of the
International Society of City and Regional Planners. His book " The House
that Jack Built" (Newsouth book) was launched last month.
Kurt Iveson is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the University of
Sydney. He studies the relationship between cities and citizenship, and is
currently conducting archival research on the Sydney green ban movement.
He is also host of Down to Earth, a fortnightly discussion of urban
environmental politics on Radio FBi, Co-Chair of the University of Sydney
Cities Network, and President of the University of Sydney branch of the
National Tertiary Education Union.
Refreshments will be served from 6pm and at the conclusion of the presentations.
When & Where
The Henry Halloran Trust
The University of Sydney, through the generous gift of Warren Halloran, has established a Trust in honour of Henry Halloran who was an active advocate for town planning in the first half of the twentieth century. The goal of this trust is to promote scholarship, innovation and research in town planning, urban development and land management. This will be achieved through collaborative cross-disciplinary and industry research that will generate innovative approaches to urban and regional policy, planning and development issues.