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FYI: Short notice! Guy Barnett, May 4: Research in Australia’s "Bush Capital"

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  • aables@adb.org
    You might be interested. Apologies for cross-posting. Best regards, Au Aurora Fe Ables (Ms.) Consultant Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Asian Development
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      You might be interested. Apologies for cross-posting.

      Best regards,

      Au

      Aurora Fe Ables (Ms.)
      Consultant
      Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities
      Asian Development Bank
      Tel (632) 632-4444 local 70820
      www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia
      www.adb.org

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      04/30/2007 09:34 PM

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      Short notice! Guy Barnett, May 4: Research in Australia’s "Bush Capital"





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      THE STOCKHOLM SEMINARS:
      FRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE AND POLICY
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      We have the great pleasure to invite you to the seminar (sorry for the short notice):

      “Urban Systems Research in Australia’s ‘Bush Capital’ – The City of Canberra”

      Mr. Guy Barnett

      Group Leader, Urban Environment, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia

      Friday, May 4, 2007, 13.00–14.00

      Linné Hall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4, Stockholm

      This seminar announcement can also be downloaded as a pdf-file at:
      http://albaeco.com/htm/pdf/barnett0504-07.pdf

      Please, post or circulate among your colleagues or put the announcement on the billboard.

      The seminar is open for all interested and free of charge. No registration needed.

      Very welcome!

      ABSTRACT:
      Canberra is the capital city of Australia and with a population of just over 325,000 it is Australia’s largest inland city. It represents a unique opportunity for studying urban systems dynamics, because it is one of the few fully planned cities in the world, the design of which was subject to an international competition in 1911. Very few places provide such a detailed opportunity to compare a planned, purpose-built trajectory of urban development with what has actually happened. The city’s design was heavily influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title “bush capital”. Canberra is currently the subject of discussions around nomination as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In this presentation I will provide a snapshot of some of the key challenges facing urban Australia, introduce the new Urban Systems Program within CSIRO that has formed in response to these challenges, and highlight examples of our research in
      Canberra.

      ABOUT GUY BARNETT:
      Guy Barnett is a Landscape Ecologist with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Canberra. He currently leads an Urban Environment Group in the recently formed Urban Systems Program.
      His research interests are the study of cities as ecosystems and the way in which ecological knowledge can be integrated with urban design and planning to foster regional sustainability.
      Since joining CSIRO, Guy has contributed to more than 30 applied research projects – ranging from assessments of mine site rehabilitation success to the design of urban landscapes for human health.


      ABOUT THE STOCKHOLM SEMINARS: FRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE AND POLICY

      The Stockholm Seminars cover a broad range of perspectives on sustainability issues and are focused on the need for a sound scientific basis for sustainable development policy. The Stockholm Seminars is arranged by seven interdisciplinary institutes to communicate scientific results on sustainable development. The seminars are given at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and are visited by a large audience, including scientists, students, media and policy makers in the public and private sector.

      The lectures are free of charge and open for all interested. For more
      information: contact Albaeco (08 - 611 32 10) or e-mail: info@..., or www.albaeco.com/sthsem


      ARRANGED BY:

      - The Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

      - The Stockholm Resilience Centre

      - The Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research, CTM, Stockholm University

      - The Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

      - The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, IGBP, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

      - The Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI

      - The Swedish Biodiversity Centre, CBM, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala University

      - The International Foundation for Science, IFS

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