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A critical and jovial debate to honour one of Australia's foremost transport advocate and planning scholars, Dr Paul Mees OAM.
Join RMIT for a critical and jovial debate to honour one of Australia’s foremost transport advocate and planning scholars, Dr Paul Mees OAM and his contribution to local and international urban transport and planning.
Our panel of industry planning professionals, politicians and comedians will debate the topic 'The denser we get the happier we are'
- Mr Rod Quantock, Melbourne comedian and self-professed ‘failed architect’
- Dr Susie Moloney, Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
- Associate Professor Alan March, University of Melbourne
- Mr James Larmour-Reid, President Victorian Division, Planning Institute Australia and Director, Planisphere
- Ms Alanta Colley, Comedian, Coordinator at Engineers Without Borders and Public Health Specialist
Associate Professor Paul Mees OAM
1961 – 2013
This debate honours and celebrates the work and life of Associate Professor Paul Mees OAM.
Paul Mees was one of Australia’s leading experts on urban public transport. In 2014, Dr Mees was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to public transport and urban planning as an academic and advocate for sustainable cities.
His work has been internationally influential, providing, for example, the basis for the European Union’s 2005 HiTransproject on improving public transport in medium-sized cities and towns.
Paul taught at RMIT University from 2008, and was a valued member of staff, always willing to share his time and expertise with students, colleagues and the broader community.