The Return of the City

The Return of the City

1 April 2014

Cities around the world have entered a new era, reversing the trends that caused their development to be based on the needs of car drivers. The 21st century is marked by a peak in car use, a dramatic growth in sustainable transport and increasing urban density after 100 years of sprawl. Peter Newman explains the positive difference that rail has made to Perth and draws lessons for Auckland as we work towards the Auckland Plan goal of making transport more sustainable.

Peter Newman

Curtin Sustainability Policy Institute, Perth

Peter Newman is the Distinguished Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute He is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a
Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC.

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