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Climate change, 22nd century challenges in planning spotlight

The Planning Institute of Australia’s 2007 national congress is to be held from May 1 to 4 at the Perth Convention Centre. The two issues to be discussed most during these four days are the challenges facing cities in the 22nd century and the impact of climate change on planning. Another focus will be on the global planning experiences of a number of cities on the 32nd parallel – Perth, Cape Town, Shanghai, Santiago and San Diego, and Vancouver. Keynote speakers include: Alannah MacTiernan – WA Planning & Infrastructure Minister ; Don Burke – Australian Environment Foundation chair; Fred Chaney – National Native Title Tribunal WA president; Justice Michael Barker, president of the WA State Administrative Tribunal, ; Sir Peter Hall - professor of planning & regeneration, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London (UK); Dr David Dewar – deputy dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (South Africa); Bill Anderson - director of city planning & community investment, City of San Diego (US); Luis Bresciani - director of the Department of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Chile); and Richard Marshall - director of urban design, Woods Bagot Sydney. Registration costs $1150 for PIA members and $1315 for non members. Social activities, as part of the congress, include the PIA National Awards cocktail function on May 2, as well as several networking functions and gala dinners. These come at an extra cost. For more information contact EventEdge on 9389 1488 or visit www.pia2007.com.

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