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2018-03-21 8:30:00 2018-03-21 8:30:00 Australia/Melbourne 2018 Smart Urban Futures National Conference This conference provided both inspiration and practical pathways for delivering smart urban futures, no matter how large or small your... Australia Michael Green mgreen@mav.asn.au

2018 Smart Urban Futures National Conference

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Smart Urban Futures 2018

This conference provided both inspiration and practical pathways for delivering smart urban futures, no matter how large or small your community.

Building Liveable, Walkable, Sustainable Communities

Conference Information

Communities face an uncertain future of climate change and rapidly evolving technology that will inevitably change urban life in ways that are difficult to envisage. But we know that cities and towns will be competing with each other to provide the best lifestyle, in order to attract residents, visitors and businesses.

Communities that are not built for people will face a declining future.

This conference will provide both inspiration and practical pathways for delivering smart urban futures, no matter how large or small your community.

Key conference themes are:

  • Street design that balances placemaking and transport, and the potential for state and local government to implement it
  • Fostering progressive leadership towards healthy, liveable, sustainable communities
  • Low carbon futures and creating an urban forest
  • Economics and measuring success in urban form
  • Preparing communities for a future with smart technology, robots and autonomous vehicles
  • Case studies of successful council action to build liveable, sustainable cities.

Keynote speakers

  • Peter Jones OBE, Professor of Transport & Sustainable Development at London Univ. College
  • Peter Newman AO, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University (Perth)
  • Dr Seona Candy, Senior Research Fellow, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab
  • Kylie Legge, Founding Director, PlaceScore.

This conference offers:

  • Diverse opportunities for real conversations about liveable, walkable sustainable communities
  • Case studies of projects that are delivering better futures in practice
  • An opportunity to experience innovative street design on the ground, with a Walkshop hosted by the City of Port Phillip
  • A range of great speakers on the economics of walkable communities, building an urban forest, communities for young people, dealing with emerging technology and much more.

Download the Smart Urban Futures 2018 Agenda (PDF - 1.15MB)

Who should attend?

Place makers, transport planners, strategic and statutory planners, urban designers, policy advisors, community wellbeing and sustainability officers, researchers, health promotion practitioners, asset managers, councillors, directors.

The conference is proudly presented by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Victoria Walks.