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People Cities The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl (by Annie Matan and Peter Newman, Island Press, Washington DC)

Dr Josh Byrne will be presenting alongside renowned Danish urban designer Jan Gehl and Professor Peter Newman from the Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute (CUSP) at the ‘People Cities and Low Carbon Living’ conference being held in Perth on the 13th of February.

The conference includes the launch of the new book People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl (by Annie Matan and Peter Newman, Island Press, Washington DC), which highlights Perth’s shift towards a ‘people city’.

The book will be officially launched by the Ambassador to Denmark, His Excellency Mr. Tom Nørring. ‘People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl’ features Perth, Melbourne and Sydney and considers how these cities have adapted their city centres to be more people friendly that has a reduced carbon footprint.

At the conference Annie Matan will summarise Gehl’s life in urban design before Jan will speak about ‘People Cities for the 21st Century’. Peter Newman and his research team from CUSP will then outline some key findings from their work with the CRC in Low Carbon Living about how the people-oriented approach can lead to low carbon housing, precincts, transport and cities. In addition to Josh other speakers include Jemma Green, Charlie Hargroves, Vanessa Rauland and Greg Morrison.

Josh’s presentation will set out how the demonstration and monitoring of Josh’s House, the 10 House Living Labs Project and WGV by LandCorp have created a globally significant understanding of people-oriented low carbon living.

After lunch, there will be a workshop with Professor Holger Walbaum from Climate KIC Europe, Professor of Sustainable Building from Chalmers University. Professor Holger will look at how low carbon innovations are being created through partnerships between researchers, government and the private sector in Europe and how Australia can forge their own contribution to world-changing innovations.

This free public event is sponsored by CUSP, CRC Low Carbon Living, Climate KIC (WA), Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), LandCorp and the City of Perth. Bookings are essential and can be made by RSVP’ing to the email address below.

Event People Cities and Low Carbon Living’ Conference

13 February 2017
9am – 4pm

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

RSVP essential to