The Fremantle Greens invite you to attend a public forum on how to make Fremantle a more vibrant and sustainable city.
Forum date: Thursday March 29th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Venue: Fremantle Town Hall
Brad Pettitt, Mayor of Fremantle
Annie Matan, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP)
Roel Loopers, President of The Fremantle Society
Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator
Emma Powell, The Fremantle Inner City Residents Association
Cole Hendrigan, The Fremantle Network.
Facilitator: Martin Drum from Notre Dame University
Format: Each panel member to speak for 2-3 minutes presenting their most important one or two ideas for a better Fremantle. Then we will have 60 minutes of audience questions and comments.
Forum focus: A BETTER FREMANTLE. How can we create a city that is:
VIBRANT – a place where people want to be
SUSTAINABLE – produces a minimal per-person ecological footprint
Speakers are encouraged to base their comments on the planning principles of Jan Gehl as presented in his book Cities for People. His four goals are a city that is:
LIVELY: it attracts people to its diversity of activities and invites people to linger
SAFE: there are enough people in the public spaces for everyone to feel comfortable and welcome (plenty of “eyes on the street”)
SUSTAINABLE: low energy designs, green transport modes encouraged
HEALTHY: city design promotes walking and cycling.
Everyone is welcome to attend and ask questions
Free entry. No RSVP required