Ecology in Cities – Sea of Faith seminar open to all.

Sea of Faith in Australia

MINI-CONFERENCE 2017

urban ecology

What Can We Learn about Ecology in Cities

from the Queens Wharf Casino Project?

10:30am to 2:30pm, Saturday 10 June 2017

with optional preview from 9:00am

South Bank, Brisbane

The massive Queens Wharf Development Project in Brisbane’s CBD is already well under way. What are the implications for the ecology of the area?

(See http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/major-projects/queens-wharf-brisbane.html )

If you are interested in or concerned about this project, this function is an opportunity for you to see the site, hear informed speakers and discuss some of the political, social and ethical issues arising. The guest speakers will be:

Steve Keating, State Development Department;

Irina Anastasiu, Urban Planner, QUT;

Jonathan Sri, BCC Councillor.

Program

Optional preview

09:00-09:45    View Queens Wharf site from George Street (meet at Queens Gardens)

09:45-10:00    Walk to South Bank

10:00-10:30    Informal morning tea (participants to arrange at local cafés)

Main program

10:30-11:15    Riverwalk, South Bank (in front of the Nepalese Pagoda)

                        View Queens Wharf site, short briefing followed by informal discussion

11:15-11:30    Move to Meeting Room 1B, State Library of Queensland

11:30-12:30    Presentation and discussion

Speaker: Steve Keating (State Development Department)

12:30-01:30    Lunch (light lunch available, $20)

01:30-02:30    Presentations and discussion

Speakers: Irina Anastasiu (Urban Planning, QUT) and Jonathan Sri (BCC Councillor)

The Mini-Conference will be followed at 2.30 pm by the AGM of SoFiA. (Optional)

There will be no charge for the Mini-Conference, but a donation of $10 per person would help defray the costs of the meeting room.

A light lunch will be available for $20.

Please let us know if you intend to come so that we can order lunches and send you further information on the event.

RSVP by Saturday 3 June, to: johncarr@ozemail.com.au

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