Monthly Archives: January 2010

SMH publishes transport opinion piece

In late November last year, just before I left for Perth and then Paris, the Sydney Morning Herald published my opinion piece on Sydney’s current transport infrastructure saga. The title the paper chose was: Three times denied: western Sydney misses … Continue reading

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Paris and peripheral cities

In December I was a participant in an international roundtable on peripheral cities held in Paris. This was part of a seminar organised by FALP (an acronym from the French for “Forum of Local Authorities of the Periphery”) in conjunction … Continue reading

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SOAC addresses cities in Perth

In November the 2009 State of Australian Cities Conference brought together academics, researchers, planners and many others involved in urban design and management at the University of Western Australia in Perth to discuss the current status and direction of our … Continue reading

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Promoting good governance in China

In October I was fortunate to have the opportunity to address 150 local government officials in Beijing on the theme of building good governance at the local government level. The attendees were staff of the Beijing Municipal Commissions for Development … Continue reading

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Space-time gap

Apologies to anyone who is following these blogs – I’ve been off interstate and overseas, lecturing and speaking at a number of conferences, as well as having some time off. I know that is a poor excuse for not posting in … Continue reading

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