IGPA Associate Professor to speak at Inaugural National Urban Policy Conference

Mon 25 March 2013

IGPA Associate Professor Dr Richard Hu has been invited to be a key note presenter at the inaugural National Urban Policy Conference in Sydney on the 16th & 17th of May this year.

The event entitled, Economic Productivity and the City will aim to address one of the key challenges of successful urban policy, integration of industries, policy fields and different professional disciplines and practices—as well as all three levels of government.

Dr Hu will join other high profile speakers such as The Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP and current Shadow Minister for Productivity and Population and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Mr Scott Morrison MP.

"I’ll speak about the economic productivity of Australian cities in the global context, and the implications for national urban policy on enhancing the global competitiveness of Australian cities. It is a good opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge research of the Globalisation and Cities Program, Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra, in these areas, and to inform better policy making and planning for Australian cities."

Richard’s research interests include urban competitiveness, global cities, comparative urban studies History and Theory of the Built Environment, Urban Analysis and Development, and Urban Design.

To find out more about Dr Hu’s presentation please visit the conference website.

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