City of the Future
The future of cities in the United States and Australia was explored in a landmark urban-planning conference in Brisbane's Parliament House on 15-16 November 2010, co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.
Senior Obama Administration officials US Assistant Secretary of Transport, Polly Trottenberg, and US Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Raphael Bostic, joined US business leaders including Dow Chemical Executive Vice President, David Kepler, and the President of Growth Initiatives for Alcoa, Kevin Kramer, and Australian experts to discuss public policy and private sector solutions to the urban challenges facing both countries.
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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
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Associate professor Brendon O'Connor previews Barack Obama's major defence speech, saying that the closing of Guantanamo Bay and the continued use of drone strikes are sure to be key issues.