The Walkability Mandate - A Public Forum with Jeff Speck




Are we turning our cities into places that are easy to get to but not worth arriving at?  How can 'typical' cities provide their citizens with a quality of life that makes them want to stay?

Renowned US author, city planner and architectural designer Jeff Speck believes the answers to these questions come down to one key factor - walkability.

Speck, who will be in Perth next week to present a public lecture at the State Theatre Centre of WA on Wednesday, 16 October, has dedicated his career to what makes cities thrive.  He believes in building walkable urban places for economic, social, health and environmental benefits.

His US experience has great resonance in Australia, and particularly for Perth as the city undergoes its latest transformation.

Sample a little of what Speck has to say here.


Presented by the State Library of Western Australia, in association with writingWA, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, and Consult Australia.  Sponsored by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2013

Venue: State Theatre Centre of WA

Doors: 6.00pm

Light Refresments: 6.00pm - 6.45pm

Main Act: 6.45pm

Approx End: 8.00pm

Tickets: Tickets for this event are $45.00 and are on sale now from Ticketek. Included in the price of the ticket is a free drink and canapé on arrival.

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