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TAS City Talk: Liveable Cities, Liveable Streets

TAS City Talk: Liveable Cities, Liveable Streets
Cities worldwide are grappling with the impacts of motor vehicles on community health and sustainability of urban landscapes. Can we (re)design our streets so that cities become places for people first and cars second?

Malcolm Snow, landscape architect and Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority, will approach the topic from a big-picture perspective, discussing Green Infrastructure and City Liveability from the top-down.

Rachel Smith, award winning transport planner and author based in Brisbane, will discuss her inspirational ideas for decongesting cities - with lessons for the top and actions for the grass roots.

Malcolm and Rachel will join with Emma Pharo of Bicycle Network Tasmania for a moderated Q&A panel session.

About Rachel Smith
Dual British-Australian Brisbane-based Author, Columnist, Speaker, Transport Planner and Traffic Congestion specialist.

Rachel has spent the last 16 years working in traffic congestion reduction. She increased walking to school from 38% of all trips to 92% at two schools in the UK - What this really means is that she removed more than 200 cars from around each school she worked with. Rachel was hand-picked to be part of the international mobile think tank the BMW Guggenheim Lab and developed the world’s first crowd solving bicycle map. Rachel Smith is one of Australia’s brightest thinkers on the perpetual challenge of urban planning (News Limited), an emerging International Talent (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York) and her dedication to the environment is inspiring and her passion for cycling is unmatched (TED, New York).

About Malcolm Snow
Chief Executive, National Capital Authority

Malcolm Snow is acknowledged for the breadth of his place design and urban development experience as well as his advocacy for creating better cities. With qualifications in landscape architecture and town planning and a professional career spanning four decades, he has led major city revitalization programs throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom both as a consultant and advisor to all spheres of government. Prior to joining the National Capital Authority as its Chief Executive in early 2014 he was a Director with international consulting firm Urbis. He is the former CEO of South Bank Corporation in Brisbane and was for a decade, the Head of Design for the City of Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Date: Friday 18 September 2015
Time: 11am - 1pm 
Location:  Lecture Theatre 214
Health Sciences Administration Building, Domain Campus
University of Tasmania
Cost:  Free with light lunch included

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Rachel's book, "Decongestion" will be launched at Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, 5.30pm, Friday 18 September by Alderman Kristie Johnston, Mayor of the City of Glenorchy. All welcome.

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18/09/2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Lecture Theatre 214 Health Sciences Administration Building Domain Campus, University of Tasmanin HOBART TAS 7000

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