Public forum – Newcastle: City in Transition

Newcastle: City in transition is sponsored by the University of Newcastle (UON) and is the first in a series of public forum discussions comprising local and international guests exploring the city’s future.

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Following the announcement of the futuristic ‘NeW Space‘ facility and UONs emerging Higher Education Precinct in the CBD, Newcastle’s community now has the opportunity to consider what the many changes underway in our city will mean for Newcastle in the long term.

UON Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said Newcastle was a city that was always evolving, reinventing itself, and seeking opportunities to develop and change.

“Through this forum, our city will have a conversation that takes us forward as a community: what kind of city do we want Newcastle to be? How will we get there?” Professor McMillen said.

The inaugural discussion features international guest and architect Emily Marthinsen, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Physical and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley – a top 10 university in the world. UC Berkeley has major capital projects underway, including development projects with City of Berkeley and private partners.

Newcastle: City in transition will be moderated by Kristen Keegan, CEO of the Hunter Business Chamber. Local leaders on the panel are:

Sharon Claydon MP, Federal Member for Newcastle
Marcus Westbury, Director of Renew Australia and founder of Renew Newcastle.
Ken Gouldthorp, General Manager, Newcastle City Council
Trent Bagnall, Co-founder, Slingshot Business Accelerator
David Antcliff, Project Manager, UrbanGrowth NSW

This is a FREE public forum, but registrations are essential.

WHEN:  6.45pm for 7pm Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle.
RSVPThis event has reached capacity and registrations are now closed.
TWITTER: Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #newcastlecity


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