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Book Launched - Planning Boomtown and Beyond

Book Launched - Planning Boomtown and Beyond

The Planning and Transport Research Centre proudly celebrated the launch of Planning Boomtown and Beyond at a cocktail function held at the University of Western Australia Club on Monday, 12 June.  The event was attended by over 50 authors, reviewers, representatives from PATREC’s university and government partners, and other transport and planning related organisations.

Professor Sharon Biermann, PATREC Director, welcomed everyone to the launch and introduced the speakers.

Associate Professor Doina Olaru, UWA Business School, who gave an excellent overview of the book; followed by Mr Eric Lumsden, Chair of the Western Australian Planning Commission, with a policy response; Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie, the research response; and Adjunct Professor Fred Affleck, who launched the book.

A collaborative effort of PATREC’s academic, policy and consulting associates, this book has been published to communicate the results of PATREC’s collaborative, applied research undertaken in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning in WA.  It assembles an inspiring collection of analyses, cases and policy options and shows possibilities for the modern-day Boomtown of Perth, on a trajectory to almost double its size by 2050. It provides guidance in developing the vision, foresight and preparedness necessary in planning and managing both the positive and negative consequences of boomtown’s across time and space. 

The book is available from UWA Publishing.  Contact PATREC on 6488 8029 or patrec@uwa.edu.au for further enquiries. 

UWA SAgE Authors 

 Authors from the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment