Event List: June 8 - June 21, 2009

Jun. 11, 2009

Resilient Cities: Responding to the Crash, Climate Change, and Peak Oil

When June 18, 2009 @ 6:45pm
Where Shaw Conference Centre
Web Poster ( PDF )

Author Peter Newman speaks about his new book.

A new approach to urban development needs to be forged, one that enables cities to both respond to the deep challenge of decarbonising and to accelerate the development of the UN’s Global Green New Deal. This lecture will outline some hopeful directions based on cities from around the world, including cities from down under.

Details: Thursday, June 18th, 2009, Lecture 7:00 pm, Doors open 6:45 pm.

Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, Salon 4.

Free admission, reception to follow, cash bar, musical entertainment by Melissa Majeau.

Presented by the City-Region Studies Centre, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton Design Committee, ISL Engineering and Land Services, The City of Edmonton and M.A.D.E. in Edmonton.

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia that is funding infrastructure for the long term sustainability of Australian cities. He has recently returned from a North American tour promoting his two new books ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’ and ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’, both written with Tim Beatley. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of WA’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. It was the first state sustainability strategy in the world.In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville where he wrote his new books. In Perth, Peter is best known for his work in saving, reviving and extending the city’s rail system.Peter invented the term ‘automobile dependence’ to describe how we have created cities where we have to drive everywhere. For 30 years since he attended Stanford University during the first oil crisis he has been warning cities about preparing for peak oil. Peter’s book with Jeff Kenworthy ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ was launched in the White House in 1999. He was a Councillor in the City of Fremantle from 1976-80 where he still lives.

Reuse Fair

When June 20, 2009, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where King Edward Park Community League, 7708 85 St.
Web http://www.edmonton.ca/reuse

A Reuse Fair is a one-day community event where unwanted but reusable household items are collected and passed on to charities, non-profits, artisans and schools that need them.

For the list of items being accepted, see website.

We encourage you to join in, clean out your clutter and pass it on at a Reuse Fair. This is a great opportunity for anyone to divert waste from Edmonton's landfill while helping out community organizations.

Or visit the Reuse Centre, open Tuesdays - Saturdays!

Cost: Free
Contact: Renée
Contact Phone: 780.462.7001


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