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2019-03-21 8:30:00 2019-03-21 8:30:00 Australia/Melbourne 2019 Smart Urban Futures National Conference How can we build communities that will be successful and resilient in a changing world, where everyone has a chance... Australia Michael Green mgreen@mav.asn.au

2019 Smart Urban Futures National Conference

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2019 Smart Urban Futures Conference

How can we build communities that will be successful and resilient in a changing world, where everyone has a chance to participate and thrive? This conference will provide both inspirational and practical pathways for delivering smart urban futures, no matter how large or small the community.

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How can we build communities that will be successful and resilient in a changing world, where everyone has a chance to participate and thrive?

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

Key conference themes:

  • delivering 20-Minute Neighbourhoods
  • building healthy communities
  • practical pathways for implementing complete streets, alongside the realities of transport economics
  • taking #MeToo to the street - women's experience of public space and how councils can help
  • the economics of local neighbourhoods - staying one step ahead of Amazon, the sharing economy and the connection between walkability, greenery and property value.

Keynote  speakers:

  • Lynn Richards, CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Washington DC, USA
  • Paul Roberts, Director, Turnberry Consulting, London, UK
  • Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, USA
  • Susanne Legena, CEO, Plan International Australia
  • Greg Vann, Director Planning, Ethos Urban

This conference offers:

  • diverse opportunities for real conversations about liveable, walkable sustainable communities
  • case studies of projects that have delivered better places in practice
  • an opportunity to experience innovative street design on the ground, with a Walkshop hosted by the City of Darebin.

Download the 2019 Smart Urban Futures National Conference program (PDF - 1.84MB)

Who should attend?

Place makers, transport planners and engineers, strategic and statutory planners, urban designers, policy advisors, asset managers, councillors, directors, and officers in community wellbeing, economic development, sustainability or health promotion.

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