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Free public seminar hosted by Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute will host a seminar, “Perth as a City of Innovation – the Built Environment Contribution” at the State Theatre Centre in Perth on Monday 21 September 2015.

The seminar will focus on innovation in the built environment and discuss the potential that current projects and initiatives have for major economic growth in Perth.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO will deliver the welcoming address and also launch a new book by Professor Peter Newman, ‘The End of Automobile Dependence’.

The opening address will be delivered by the Lord Mayor of Perth, The Right Honourable, Lisa Scaffidi.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Professor Peter Newman AO, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Sustainability: ‘Global Cities and Innovation: How Can Perth Respond. Application to Perth activity centres including Greater Curtin, and ideas for funding light rail.
  • Josh Byrne, CUSP Research Fellow: ‘High Performance Housing: Josh’s 10 Star House research and White Gum Valley (WGV) innovations’.
  • Jemma Green, CUSP Research Fellow: ‘Disruptive Innovation and Cities: Solar Energy Storage and Modular Construction in Perth’.
  • Martin Mileham, Director of City Planning and Development: ‘Perth Planning and the Economy’.

Event: Perth as a City of Innovation – the Built Environment Contribution hosted by CUSP

Date: Monday, 21 September 2015

Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Location: Studio Underground at Heath Ledger Theatre

State Theatre Centre

174-176 William Street, Perth

Parking: Public parking is available at the State Library Car Park at 15 Francis Street, the Cultural Centre Car Park at 2 Roe Street, and Roe Street Car Park at 68 Roe Street.

Transport: Perth railway station and Roe Street bus station are within 100m of venue.

Register: Click here to confirm your attendance. Registrations close on Monday, 14 September 2015.