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Architecture, design and better cities

November 16th, 2015

Episode 260 of 559 episodes

Australia’s built environment leaves, at least, a little to be desired. Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has put 'cities’ back on the agenda by declaring urban planning, a matter of "quality of life". One of Mr Turnbull's first acts as Prime Minster was to create a new cabinet position of Minister for Cities and the Built Environment.What makes a good city? Why does great architecture matter?Paul Barclay discusses this with art expert and Griffin lecturer, Edmund Capon, as well as a developer, an architect, and an academic. Recorded at the National Press Club in Canberra.

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