"I am passionate about sustainable transport.
We have an extraordinary opportunity to achieve better economic outcomes and more liveable towns and cities."
Julie Anne has always been passionately interested in how we can create sustainable and just societies. She graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley with highest honours and distinction in general scholarship, where as an undergraduate she had the unusual honor of publishing an outstanding paper on the philosophical justification of affirmative action.
After graduating, she spent several years in France and received a scholarship to study for a post graduate certificate in international affairs with concentrations in political theory and economics at the prestigous Institut d'etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) Paris. Turning her attention to the more concrete problems of town and city planning, she came to Aotearoa as a scholar at the University of Auckland, where she gained a Masters of Planning Practice with first class honours.
Julie Anne's professional experience has centred on groundbreaking research and solutions in transport economics and urban design. She has spoken on national television and radio and at numerous conferences and seminars.
She authored a chapter on strategic policy methods of reducing carbon emissions from transport in the book Carbon Neutral by 2020: How New Zealanders can tackle climate change.
Julie Anne has been an active member of the Green Party of Aotearoa for over 4 years. She was the electorate contact for Mt Albert and Auckland female Executive Networker for three years, and was a member of the campaign committee for the Mt Albert by-election in 2009. She is currently a member of the Strategic Planning and Facilitation Group and an issue group convener for the Young Greens.
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