Special Lecture with Mayor of Fremantle

September 3, 2010 at 10:52 am 1 comment

Creating Carbon Neutral Cities Down Under – Reflections on climate change and sustainability from Australia.

In conjunction with Urban Studies at SFU, we’re pleased to be hosting the Mayor of Fremantle, Australia, for a special lecture.

Dr Brad Pettitt’s talk will explain Fremantle’s recent sustainability journey and how community support was nurtured and harnessed towards this goal despite a lack of leadership on climate change at the national level. Dr Pettitt will explain the key sustainability projects the city of Fremantle has embarked on including the City of Fremantle’s recently installed solar PV array which was the largest in Western Australia.   He will also explain proposed future sustainability initiatives.   His talk will also reflect on global sustainability and climate change debates from an Australian perspective and the connection with US and international policy.

The City of Fremantle is the first carbon-neutral local government in Western Australia and the second in Australia after the City of Sydney.

Dr Brad Pettitt was elected Mayor of the City of Fremantle in Western Australia in 2009. He has been a Councillor at the City of Fremantle since 2005 where he chaired the Urban Development Advisory Committee amongst others. Before being elected Mayor, Dr Pettitt was Associate Professor and Dean of School of Sustainability at Murdoch University. His teaching and research areas include sustainable development, international aid, climate change policy, and local sustainability planning.

Limited seating.  Register here.


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  • 1. D  |  September 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Interesting sounding fellow… and Toronto is about (perhaps) to elect Rob Ford as their mayor. Would that we had such leadership (at least more consistently) in Canada.


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