U Tas charm offensive

Not everybody in Hobart is thrilled with the U Tas plan to move a bunch of functions from Sandy Bay to the city

So, Vice Chancellor Rufus Black has convened a two-day “appreciative inquiry” with the community to talk about “what it will mean to create a city which is more equitable, prosperous and sustainable”.

“The outputs of this event will help inform master planning, helping to shape the social, architectural and environmental character of the new Hobart city campus.”

It might take more than two days, not everybody on Hobart thinks the university will be good for city life. Back in April novelist Richard Flanagan op-eded in the local paper, “the interests of the university are not necessarily the same of those of Hobart and its citizens, and we should not believe the university when they say they are,” (CMM April 23).


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