16 July 2014
(12.30pm, Wednesday 16 July 2014, National Press Club, Canberra)
Should Cities Rule the World?
Thank you. Hello, everyone. I’d like firstly to acknowledge the traditional owners, and pay my respects to their Elders.
Thank you for inviting me to give the 47th Walter Burley Griffin Memorial Lecture, in honour of Walter Burley Griffin’s significant contribution to urban planning and architecture in Australia.
I also acknowledge his wife and creative partner Marion Lucy Mahony. They were both passionate about cities – not just their design, but how they functioned. I am sure they would be excited about the critical role of cities in the 21st century! Read more
10 July 2014
Our city is dotted with amazing historical and artistic highlights many of us walk past every day without knowing their significance. The City of Sydney’s new Sydney Culture Walks app provides 10 virtual walking tours of the streets of Sydney – six guided walks highlighting historical landmarks and four showcasing public artworks.