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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 and politicians will debate the topic 'Should planners be dreamers or doers?'
Marcus Spiller, Founding Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
Graeme Davison AO, Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
Associate Professor Wendy Steele, Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University
Dr Kate Shaw, Urban Geography and Planning ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne
Professor Jago Dodson, Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
Cathy Oke, Councillor at City of Melbourne, Knowledge Broker Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
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.
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