- ALCAS President
Provocative Professor Peter Newman plenary speaker at ALCAS Conference
ALCAS is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Newman will be a plenary speaker at the upcoming ALCAS Conference, to be held in Cronulla on 4-6 March 2019. Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He sat on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include 'Resilient Cities: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence' (2017), 'The End of Automobile Dependence' (2015), ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009), 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' which was launched in the White House in 1999 and 'Cities and Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Kenworthy in 1989 which has been described as ‘one of the most influential planning books of all time’. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville and also taught the University of Pennsylvania in the 1990's. In 2014 Peter was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth’s rail system and in 2018 he was WA Scientist of the Year. He was an elected Fremantle City Councillor from 1976-80 where he still lives. Click here to find out more about the conference or the register.