Sunday, March 8, 2009

Women fill the South Melbourne Town Hall

Port Phillip women packed the South Melbourne Town Hall for International Womens Day.
Kavisha Mazzella had all guests singing the Women's Anthem commissioned by Mary Crooks and the Victorian Women's Trust.

'Women in Planning - is gender an issue?' was a rich theme that generated interesting perspectives from the 3 speakers.

Kellie Burns reminded us that the most basic of necessities - public toilets - should be a pre-requisite rather than an afterthought in planning for our cities and introduced us to the Women's Planning Network.

Janet McGaw challenged us, and architects, to come out of the building and into the public realm and engage with people through kindling imagination and memory.

Dr Carolyn Whizman encouraged councillors to be proactive by anticipating and planning for the environmental and other challeges of the future, rather than reacting to particular projects.

It was a beautiful event.

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