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People Cities and Low Carbon Living

Jan Gehl returns to Perth as keynote for: 'People Cities and Low Carbon Living’
Monday 13 February 2017, 9am - 4pm
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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. Officially launched by the Ambassador to Demark Tom Nørring.

Keynote speaker: renowned Danish urban designer Jan Gehl will present “People Cities for the 21st Century”
Key sponsors: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, LandCorp, City of Perth, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, CRC Low Carbon Living, Climate KIC (WA).

9am – 9.10am Welcome: Professor Peter Newman.
9.10am - 9.20am Tom Norring, Ambassador to Denmark, will launch the new book People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl by Annie Matan and Peter Newman.
9.20am - 9.30am Annie Matan: ‘An overview of the book’.  
9.30am – 10.30am Keynote Speaker: Professor Jan Gehl ‘People Cities for the 21st Century’. Includes Q&A.
10.30am – 11am Morning Tea
11am – 11.15am Professor Peter Newman: ‘Low Carbon Cities’.  
11.15am – 11.30am Dr Josh Byrne: ‘From the house to the precinct’.
11.30am – 11.45am Dr Jemma Green: ‘Citizen Utilities’
11.45am – 12pm Dr Charlie Hargroves: ‘Low carbon transitions’.
12pm – 12.15pm Dr Vanessa Rauland: ‘Low carbon schools’.
12.15pm – 12.30pm Professor Greg Morrison: ‘Future Directions: Living Labs, Greater Curtin and Climate KIC’.
12.30 - 1pm Panel of all speakers for Q&A.
1pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 4pm Professor Holger Walbaum from Climate KIC Europe, Professor of Sustainable Building from Chalmers University.

The Conference and Workshop are free but an RSVP is needed.

Event details
Event:     People Cities and Low Carbon Living' conference
Date:     13 February 2017
Time:     9am – 4pm
Location:     PCEC
RSVP:    Please RSVP your attendance to

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