Sunday, August 27, 2006

SOS Forum - NSW Planning - Off the Rails?

The SOS Forum NSW Planning – Off the Rails? was held on Saturday 19 August at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Speakers at the forum included:-

  • Mr Wendell Cox, a controversial author from the USA described as the world’s foremost opponent of urban consolidation, who is concerned about the high rise epidemic hitting major cities across the world and laments the tragedy of people no longer being able to afford to buy their own homes

  • Dr Tony Recsei, a community advocate, who outlined the myths and furphies characterising of the NSW planning policies that force high densities onto communities

  • Dr Garry Glazebrook from the University of Technology, Sydney who outlined his work on sustainable transport and land use planning

Forum Transcripts - please click below to read the transcripts of what was said:

Forum Photos:

SOS Forum 2006 Speakers

    1 comment:

    Tony2 said...

    Many thanks to all those present, and the speakers on the day.

    Tony Recsei spoke with passion and wit, with his amusing and incisive presentation of planning gone crazy.

    Wendell Cox spoke with passion and conviction, with his well researched and excellent presentation from years of studying the planning scene.

    Gary Glazebrook spoke a lot more slowly than Wendell(as they all did), and I thought his diagrams were hard to read, but Gary was convinced of his conclusions regarding public transport usage.

    Chris Hartcher spoke honestly in explaining his personal and party's policies, and his decision to stay past his intended leaving time, for the question and answer session, was appreciated by all.

    All in all,a good day was had by all.Thanks to SOS members who organized the logistics and afternoon tea.