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Aussie ìAnti-Planningî Factions Boot Prominent Smart Growther

THE man hired by Bob Carr two years ago to oversee the state’s development has been dumped. Professor Peter Newman, whose appointment as the NSW Sustainability Commissioner was announced to great fanfare in April 2004, received a call from the Planning Minister, Frank Sartor, on Thursday to say his services were no longer required.

Newman is regarded as one of the international founders of smart growth. Look what he’s doing next:

He plans to travel to the United States in June to speak to state governments about sustainability.

Lucky us. Article here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.