Monday, 29 May 2017 11:54

Event: Migration, renewal and the new Western City

Western Sydney residents from all backgrounds gathered for Harmony Day, March 21, 2017. Western Sydney residents from all backgrounds gathered for Harmony Day, March 21, 2017.

Save the date: Overturning perceptions: migration, renewal and the new Western City

Monday 6th June 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Blacktown City Council, Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown.

Western Sydney is renowned for its multi-cultural social character and as home to the most diverse mix of communities in Australia.  This long-standing diversity has brought with it both positive and negative perceptions from elsewhere in the Sydney region. 

This afternoon seminar aims to tackle a range of misconceptions about the nature and impact of this diversity.  Drawing the insights from recent research on Western Sydney’s diverse communities, the seminar will offer a new perspective on the central role that migrant communities play in the process of place making, renewal and suburban growth in Western Sydney. 

Hosted by Blacktown City Council, the event will feature two speakers from UNSW’s world leading City Futures Research Centre.  Dr Hazel Easthope will present her research on “Affordability barriers to migrant settlement in Australia’s ‘gateway suburbs” and Assoc Prof Ryan Allen, currently visiting from the University of Minnesota, will present his current research on “Religious and ethnic residential segregation in Western Sydney.

Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with a Panel including three prominent commentators from Western Sydney. 

To register for this event, please visit UNSW City Futures Research Centre and Blacktown City Council's Eventbrite page.

 

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