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Re: d3sj meeting january

From: geoffrey
Sent on: Sunday, January 11, 2009 9:50 AM

Dear Folks,

    Greetings for the New Year. Ronan Lee, Greens MP for Indooroopilly, has agreed to speak to us in February (11/2/09). Due to popular request I am also arranging a meeting in January which will be 21/1/09 (NOT 14/1/09). See you there.

D3SJ* meeting 21 January 2009:

Post carbon resilient cities

Megacities will inevitably collapse if no replacement is found for petroleum. Cities larger than say, 10 million, cannot be supported without cheap oil. As oil becomes scarcer, cities of even 5 million may collapse. Nevertheless, today more than half of the world?s population are urbanised. We cannot ignore the attractions of living in a city: greater availability of goods and services, job and educational opportunities; concentrated centres of culture, innovation and research. Economies of scale may also apply, up to a limit.

The most vulnerable areas are the distant suburbs poorly served by public transport. How can we preserve cities in the post carbon era? Changing to non-fossil fuel based energy systems and restructuring our transportation networks will be essential. Please listen to (or read the transcript of) Dr. Peter Newman?s recent superb talk on resilient cities:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/stories/2008/2445159.htm#transcript

During our meeting we will view videoclips on some approaches adopted in Curitiba in Brazil, Bogota in Columbia and London, UK and as usual vigorous discussion is encouraged.


Date & time: Wednesday 21 Jan 2009

5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea

6.00pm - presentations & discussion

7.15pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue

Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.

Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.

Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.


Cost: FREE!

* Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:

We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society

please visit www.d3sj.org for more information

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