16 August 2012
Venue: Library Theatre B10, General Library (Building 109)
Host: Mike Rann, Former South Australia Premier, Visiting Senior Research Fellow
A look at better planning and design, in which I draw from the work of two of Adelaide’s ‘Thinkers in Residence’, Oregon’s Fred Hansen on Transport and Infrastructure and Antwerp based architect Laura Lee on Integrated Design. A look at transport and infrastructure; we have embraced light rail, trams and transport oriented corridors. Our investment in an inner city infrastructure including a central city stadium to replace one in the suburbs and how we are encouraging young artists and entrepreneurs to set up in lofts and laneways. I would also talk about what we have done in Adelaide to “green” our city with our network of urban forests and the planting of 3 million trees.
Former South Australian Premier Mike Rann has joined the Department of Political Studies as Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Mr Rann was Premier of South Australia for nine and a half years and Labor Party Leader for a record 17 years. He was National President of the Australian Labor Party during the Prime Ministership of Kevin Rudd. He held numerous Ministerial portfolios during a 22 year career on the front bench including most recently as
Minster for Economic Development, Minister for the Arts, and Australia’s first Climate Change Minister and first Social Inclusion Minister. He retired from Parliament in early 2012 after 26 years and is currently a member of the Australian Government’s Urban Policy Forum, the Chair of Low Carbon Australia and on the International Leadership Council of the UK based The Climate Group chaired by Tony Blair.