Dr Anna Howe 'Planting Democracy: Plantings, Places and People in the Parliamentary Triangle'.

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Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Anne, with a keen interest in urban geography, will ask how will the landscape of the Parliamentary Triangle, that expresses our democracy and changing national identity, evolve when facing increasing and diverse demands.

Abstract   As an urban geographer, Anna has been exploring Canberra's landscapes since returning to live here on her retirement.  In many walks around the Parliamentary Triangle, she has discovered how those who created this landscape have expressed our democracy and changing national identity. Now facing increasing and diverse demands, how will this centre of the nation continue to evolve?

Biography  Dr Anna Howe’s BA and MA were in urban geography, and her PhD at Monash was a geographical analysis of systems of aged care in Melbourne which took her into a career in research and policy work in ageing and aged care. Anna retired about 5 years ago and moved back to Canberra around that time. She lived here in 1975 when she worked in the Department of Urban and Regional Development, and again from 1989-93 when Anna was head of the Office for the Aged in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Her urban interests in Canberra have been revived and she is finding many avenues for exploration through the National Trust, the Australian Garden History Society and the Arboretum as well as the ANBG Friends.

This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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