Thanks to Buzzy for letting us know that Canberra’s low profile Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, is speaking at the Festival of Dangerous ideas on “Why Canberra is the best city in Australia”:
Since the publication of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, the concept of social connectedness has been a vital tool for understanding how we live and the impact of social change. Andrew Leigh has trawled through all of the information we have about social capital in Australia and guess what? If you want to have a happy life, connected to your community, Canberra leads the way in every respect.
We hope there’s a transcript!