Festival of Urbanism in Western Sydney
As Parramatta prepares for the $8 billion redevelopment of the city centre, local infrastructure and cultural institutions will need to adapt to a dramatic increase in workers, visitors and residents.
Focussing on the extraordinary growth of Sydney's second CBD and Western Sydney, the 2015 Festival of Urbanism (opens in a new window) is coming to Western Sydney University on Tuesday 8 September.
Themed 'Urban myth-busting', this year's Festival will feature expert panels, international speakers, city tours and films to examine the real problems facing Australian cities.
- ICS researcher Dr Shanthi Robertson will be part of a panel discussion entitled 'Myth: Struggle Street: urban geography and disadvantage' (opens in a new window), which will address the misconceptions of Western Sydney as presented in the controversial SBS television documentary Struggle Street.
- ICS researcher Dr Dallas Rogers will present in a festival event to be held in the CBD on Wednesday 2 September. He will discuss the drivers, politics and data on Chinese investment in Australian real estate in the 'Myth: Chinese investors are buying up Australian real estate, forcing "Aussies" out of the property'' (opens in a new window) panel. His online documentary, 'Searching for the Mousetribe, in the Confucian City' will also be featured in the Festival:
The full Festival program is available online (opens in a new window).
Posted: 26 August 2015.