2020 and Beyond - Leadership in healthy and connected global communities and regions

The 2019 Liveable Cities Conference will be held at Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA on Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 August.

The 2019 Liveable Cities Conference theme will be 2020 and Beyond –Leadership in healthy and connected global communities and regions and will be exploring the progress and implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, leadership from all sectors that contribute to vibrant, inclusive and well appointed cities and towns.

This annual conference will provide a two day educational program to facilitate presentations and conversations on the liveability indicators, managing and guiding change, happiness, health and wellbeing, strategies for the plan and design of people within regional and urban communities and the benefits of effective leadership.

The Liveable Cities Conference is in its 12th year and will provide interactive sessions, opportunities to network and collaborate with like minded professionals from a range of interdisciplinary areas.

Participation from liveability practitioners, academics, government, councils, corporates, health and wellbeing professionals towards a shared appreciation and learning of the successes and challenges of creating and maintaining healthy and connected communities.

Conference Topics

Submissions close: Friday 26 April 2019

Future Change
Happiness, health and wellbeing
Strategies, Planning and Design for People
An evolution and journey – Leadership Indicators for measuring the transition

Featured Speakers


  • Mr Stephen Yarwood, Urban Futurist, City2050
  • Glenn Pomeroy, Coordinator Innovation and Transformation, City of Greater Bendigo
  • Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor,, City of Adelaide (Opening Address)


  • Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Chief Executive Officer, Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore Government

Important Dates

Abstracts close
26 April 2019
Notification to authors
10 May 2019
Author acceptances
17 May 2019
Draft program available
20 May 2019
Presentation amendments
21 June 2019
Presenter registration and payment
21 June 2019
Full papers for peer review
28 June 2019
Full paper for non-peer review
2 August 2019
Early bird registrations close
28 June 2019

Program Advisory Committee

Program Advisory Committee

  • Ms Suzette Jackson, Director, Innate Ecology (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Chris Bracher, Director, My Neighbourhood
  • Professor Marcus Foth, Professor of Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology
  • Ms Kerryn Wilmot, Architect, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Program Sub-Committee

  • Ms Leanne Moffatt, Managing Director, Strategic Matters (Co-Chair)
  • Ms Clare Mockler, Director – Community, City of Adelaide
  • Ms Maria Zotti, Manager Sustainability, City of Adelaide
  • Ms Marnie Hope, Manager Carbon Neutral Adelaide, City of Adelaide
  • Mr Tim Boundy, CEO, Renew Adelaide
  • Mr Richard Brecknock, Director, Brecknock Consulting
  • Mr Phil Donaldson, Director, Sustain SA

Liveable Cities Conference
Monday 12 - Tuesday 13 August 2019

Conference Snapshot 2019

Program 2019

09:00 – 10:30 Keynote Session
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea with exhibitors and poster displays
11:00 – 12:30 Concurrent Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch with exhibitors and poster displays
13:30 – 15:00 Concurrent Sessions
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea with exhibitors and poster displays
15:30 – 17:00 Keynote Session & Conference Close
9.00am – 10.30am  Keynote Session
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm Concurrent Sessions
3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm – 5.00pm Keynote Session & Conference Closing

Learning Outcomes

Following are the learning outcomes snapshot:

1. Understand the importance of community relations, involvement, engagement and collaboration
2. Gauge the challenges and opportunities of public open space
3. Discover planning and building updates
4. Identify the effectiveness of ‘good’ design for economic, social and environment development
5. Discover local, state and federal projects and strategies for liveable cities and regional areas
6. Review the complex issues associated with redesigning and maintaining liveability
7. Review Liveability Indices
8. Identify current initiatives for safer cities
9. Describe what the future of liveability means
10. Determine opportunities for involving young people in liveability design and development

Registration Inclusions

  • 2-Day Conference Program
  • 9 Keynote Presentations
  • Over ‘x’ concurrent presentations
  • Conference Exhibition
  • Gold Catering Package (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea)
  • Exclusive Networking Function
  • Conference Handbook
  • Book of Abstracts (online)
  • Presenter Podcast of Each Conference Presentation
  • PowerPoint Slides of Each Conference Presentation
  • Conference App
  • CPD Points
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Special Accommodation Rates
  • Exposure for your Company

12th Liveable Cities Conference - 2019

Must attend event to collaborate, learn and network with other industry champions on the elements of liveability

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