Abstract Submission

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a:

  • 30-minute oral presentation
  • Visual poster presentation; or
  • Panel presentation

All presentations need to address one or more of the Conference topics.

The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract.

Important Dates

Abstracts open: November 2017
Abstracts close: Friday 6 April 2018
Notification to authors: Monday 23 April 2018
Author acceptances: Friday 4 May 2018
Draft program available: Monday 14 May 2018
Presentation amendments: Friday 15 May 2018
Presenter registration and payment: Friday 25 May 2018
Full papers for peer review: Friday 1 June 2018
Full paper for non-peer review: Friday 6 July 2018
Early bird registrations close: Friday 1 June 2018

Conference Abstract Topics

Greening the City

  • Greenspaces and incorporating nature
  • City resources – food, water, security etc.
  • Planning for outdoor recreation
  • Green roof
  • Urban sprawl
  • Impacts and issues of peri-urban development

Redesigning the City

  • Placemaking
  • Invigorating declining cities
  • Working with councils
  • Role of developers, financiers and peak bodies influencing the built environment
  • Intersections of identity and difference
  • Cities for everyone, diverse, inclusive and safe
  • Increasing disaster resiliency

Person centred liveability

  • Planning for a liveable environment
  • Activating liveable space and places
  • Safety of cross sections of the community, the elderly, women, children, gender groups
  • Liveability of buildings
  • Smart city technology
  • Flow of human and transportation traffic
  • Night time activity and safety

Renewing the regions

  • Developments in regional communities
  • Redesigning declining regional areas
  • Remote and rural settings – case studies
  • Leading transformations
  • Metropolitan and regional multi layered approaches and collaboration

Health and wellbeing

  • Impact of density and population growth
  • Accessibility to affordable housing, health, employment
  • Encouraging active people through outdoor spaces
  • Building neighbourhood connections
  • Arts, cultural, park precincts
  • Transport corridors for sustainable cities
  • Satellite cities, liveability challenges
  • Mobility, infrastructure, density and jobs
  • Fossil-free powered transport
  • Intelligent communication technologies

Implementing strategies

  • Cool Cities
  • Zero carbon emission initiatives
  • Efficiency, recovery and renewable energy
  • Ecology strategy
  • Role of government policy
  • Climate change and how will this disrupt liveability
  • Tools for change, case study on process
  • Effectiveness of social programs in improving open space safety

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Friday 25 May 2018.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference materials, including but not limited to, the Conference Blog, Book of Abstracts, Association Journal and Social Media.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.

Submission Information

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion).

The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated.

It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is comprised of two components:

  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.

Each panel will consist of a chair and at least 3 panellists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panellists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panellist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the catering areas and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with Conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.

Accepted oral and panel presenters will have the opportunity to have their full papers published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN under the Peer Reviewed or Non Peer Reviewed section. Please indicate on the submission form if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the Book of Proceedings. Please contact the Conference Secretariat  for paper guidelines.

If you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration of publication in the proceedings for which you require peer refereeing, please forward your full paper by Friday 1 June 2018.

All presenters have the opportunity to have their full papers published in the Conference book of proceedings with an ISBN. Papers for the non peer reviewed section will be accepted Friday 6 July 2018.