Dr Julie Rudner joined the Community Planning and Development Program at the start of 2010, and has since proven to be an invaluable member of staff at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus. She has energised the program through her commitment and enthusiasm, taking on a workload that far exceeds university requirements.
The Community Planning and Development Program looks at towns, cities and rural areas in terms of their social, economic and physical environments, with the aim of improving them as places to live.
The program encourages students to grow personally, socially, academically and professionally through the challenges, camaraderie and practice-based opportunities it offers. This practice-based approach involves using current council projects as the subjects for students’ assessment, and providing their analysis to councils.
HOW TO MAKE A CITIZEN
With Carey Gillam, Billy Griffiths, Richard Denniss