Newcastle: City in Transition

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 07:00 pm — Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 08:15 pm

Location The Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall
Contact Corporate Relations
RSVP Friday, 28 March 2014

City in transition

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This event has reached capacity and registrations are now closed.

Due to overwhelming interest, the forum has been moved to a larger venue. The forum will now be held in the Banquet Room at Newcastle City Hall.

Date:     Wednesday 2 April
Time:     6.45 for 7pm
Venue:  The Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall
              290 King Street, Newcastle 

The University of Newcastle is delighted to announce the first City in Transition public forum.

Following the announcement of the futuristic 'NeW Space' facility and our emerging Higher Education Precinct in the CBD - and coinciding with the visit of Emily Marthinsen, UON President's Visiting Fellow and Assistant Vice-Chancellor Physical and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley - our community now has the opportunity to consider what the many changes underway in our city will mean for Newcastle in the long term.

What kind of a city do we want Newcastle to be? A university town? An innovation hub? A business centre? An artistic and creative capital?

Sponsored by the University of Newcastle, a remarkable panel will discuss Newcastle's next phase, and how we get there:

Sharon Claydon MP
Ken Gouldthorp, General Manager, Newcastle City Council
Emily Marthinsen, UON President's Visiting Fellow from the University of California, Berkeley
Trent Bagnall, co-founder, Slingshot Business Accelerator
David Antcliff, Urban Growth NSW
Marcus Westbury, Director, Renew Australia and founder, Renew Newcastle
Kristen Keegan, CEO, Hunter Business Chamber (moderator)