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Building a City on a Floodplain

  • 24 May 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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Geography in Conversation

RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

With guest speakers, Dr Margaret Cook, academic and author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods, and Cr Jonathan Sri, Greens councillor for the Brisbane City Council, representing The Gabba Ward.

How good is this? 90 minutes for you to ask questions on the history of the growth of the City of Brisbane on the banks and swamps of the Brisbane River, and how the planners are dealing with this today. It will be a Q&A style forum with you posting questions on notice and asking them from the floor. With major natural disasters occurring more frequently and with greater intensity in Brisbane, the effects of climate change and poor urban planning are combining to create desperate, and in some cases fatal, floods. What has led to this situation? What can be done?

Members please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum

OR non-members


Time: 5:30 light refreshments – doors open at 5:15

Q&A Forum 6:00 – 7:30

Location: Gregory Place, Level 2, 28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill

Cost: $5.00 for refreshments

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Tel 07 3368 2066
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