23 Jun. 2006

Sydney Futures Twilight Symposia

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Sydney is a global metropolis sliding into chaos. A beautiful city with a declining infrastructure, a city once characterised by its concerns for social justice, it is now harder to live in, unhealthier, more dangerous, more expensive, and far less equitable than its potential holds. In a desire to stimulate a comprehensive debate among its citizens about the future of our city and its region, the University of Technology Sydney, the university of the city, sponsors six twilight symposia focusing on critical issues in the city’s future.


In a desire to stimulate a comprehensive debate among its citizens about the future of our city and its region, the University of Technology Sydney, the university of the city, sponsors six twilight symposia focusing on critical issues in the city's future. The symposia are held every six weeks or so, with the final event a free public forum 2 weeks out from the March 2007 state election. A search conference in April 2007 will focus attention on the post-election issues and how policies will need to be developed and implemented. Further information on the conference will appear later in 2006.

Each symposium will be addressed by leading figures in the field, planners, advocates, academics and social critics, who will identify and analyse the issues and look for solutions. There will be time for questions and comments. The collected papers will be published by UTS e-Press through the TFC occasional papers series; there will be a series blog. The series will be podcasted.