Communities around the world are examining how to convert under-performing city centres to liveable, economically vital and entertaining civic spaces for daily life. At the heart of this movement is public transport, and particularly light rail as one of a suite of transformative transport options.
Light rail systems and technologies are evolving. No longer the singular purview of larger metropolises, smaller systems are developing in smaller cities as governments realise a variety of urban renewal benefits and how these contribute to the ‘business case’ and sustainability bottom lines.
These proactive communities know that by investing in public transport system, including, light rail, they are creating a sustainable public realm and, crucially, a more civil society for residents.
Join us for this 2-hour seminar. Our speakers have been valued team members on light rail projects in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and the Cross River Rail projects in southeast Queensland.
They will explore how light rail has catalysed business growth in communities around the world, how Australian cities are now following suit and how light rail can contribute to Hobart's future sustainability.
When: 4 March 2015, 11am - 1pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 214, Health Sciences Administration Building, Domain Campus, University of Tasmania (see map)
Cost: Free - Light lunch included following the lecture
Guest speakers: Daniel Bennett, Program Manager, City Design and Transport of Adelaide and Toby Lodge, Principal at HASSELL
For more information please contact 02 6248 9970 or [email protected]
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