The first episode of The Urbanists for the 2013/14 season is mainly about the SOAC (State of Australian Cities) conference we both attended (and presented at) in Sydney the previous week. The SOAC website is here (and includes the downloadable papers).
Topics discussed include:
The Abbott government’s interest in high-speed rail
The rise and fall of house prices in Melbourne in 2013
Mentoring PhD students
Greg Hunt/ Alan Hunt
Community attitudes in Green Square and Fairfield (NSW)
Why people drive
What our SOAC papers were about
Our interviewees were Anthony Kent, Isaac Middle and ‘friend of the show’ Lucy Groenhart. We also conducted three other interviews: one of them was so poor in sound quality it was unplayable and the other two we simply didn’t have room for: Iderlina Mateo-Babiano and another friend of the show, Helen Rowe.
I (David) was so impressed by Elizabeth’s slides during one of her two presentations at SOAC I took a photo.