A new book reviewing how the global financial crisis has affected society will be launched at RMIT University tomorrow.
The Affluent Society Revisited, by RMIT Professor Mike Berry, examines John Kenneth Galbraith's classic text The Affluent Society in the context of the background to – and causes of – the global economic crisis.
The book, published by Oxford University Press, will be launched together with RMIT’s new Centre for Urban Research.
The Centre for Urban Research will provide a home for inter-disciplinary projects on issues ranging from urban planning and environmental sciences to history and sociology with a strong capacity for policy-oriented research and collaboration with industry and government.
Professor Berry is a leading scholar of urban studies and public policy, and a senior researcher in the new centre.
He was foundation Executive Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and was the first Director of AHURI at RMIT.
Professor Berry’s research role at RMIT has focused on urban development processes, urban social theory, economics and public policy, and housing markets and policy.
What: Launch of The Affluent Society Revisited and Centre for Urban Research
When: Tuesday 25 March, 4pm
Where: RMIT University, Green Brain, Level 7, 336 Swanston St, Melbourne
For interviews: Professor Mike Berry, (03) 9925 2272 or 0402 912 234.
For general media enquiries: Louise Handran, (03) 9925 9088.