Times Past: April 26, 1991

By Isabella Gillespie
April 25 2022 - 7:00pm
Times Past: April 26, 1991

A study proposing a new urban planning philosophy for Canberra was outlined on the front page on this day in 1991. The report, The Sustainable Canberra Project, focused on "embracing a planning philosophy not centred on the needs of the car". The authors, Professor Peter Newman and his associate, Dr Jeffrey Kenworthy, were internationally recognised for their work studying the relationship between cars and their effects on energy use in cities.