The 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference; Generating a mood for change takes place next week at Pullman Melbourne on the Park 27-28 June 2016.
The Conference provides a platform to discuss, collaborate and learn how we can improve the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities discussing the key challenges and solutions to make Australian cities more liveable to improve quality of life.
There is still time to register for the Conference and take part in making the change. CLICK HERE to register.
With a main focus on developing healthy, sustainable, resilient and liveable cities, discussion will be around how can we work with government to transform our cities, bring nature back into our cities and improve liveability.
How can we improve city resources such as food security, energy and improve access with increased mobility in transport? Can we create carbon and water positive urban environments and what are the key challenges and solutions to improving liveability?
Topics that will be addressed include; Community and Social Development, Future Technology and Smart Cities, City Resources: Food, Security, Energy, Water and Waste.
Other topics include Cities for Everyone: Child and Age Friendly Cities, Growth Transforming our Cities, Planning for Health: Programs, Food and Lifestyle, Urban Renewal and Carbon Positive Environments, Creative Cities and Effective Place Making.
With more than 80 speakers over two days, the Conference is a great opportunity for attendees to examine and discuss issues that impact liveable city design and take part in creating a mood for change.
With keynote speakers including Sarah Breavington, Group Sustainability Manager, Mirvac who will be speaking on: The value of community – understanding our social return on investment and Mr Mark Healy, Director, Six Degrees Architecture who will discuss: Radical change to deliver radical liveability, it will be a conference not to be missed.
Other Keynote Speakers include;
- Dr Elliot Fishman, Director, Institute for Sensible Transport will speak on: Disruptive transport technology and the role of government
- Mr Jeremy McLeod, Director, Breathe Architecture, recipient of the 2016 AAAA Leadership in Sustainability Prize will discuss: Architect led multi-residential housing which considers at its core; social health, economic resilience and environmental sustainability.
- Mr Ben Peacock, Founder and Partner, Republic of Everyone will speak on: You can’t change my behaviour and it’s rude to try
- Dr Sheryn Pitman, Programme Manager Inspiring South Australia, South Australian Museum who will present on; Creating the urban cool – living infrastructure and scientifically literate communities.
- Professor Susan Thompson, Professor of Planning and Director City Wellbeing, City Futures Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, who will discuss place making for a healthier Australia.
- Mr Martin Udale, Director of Tamaki Regeneration, Director of Panuku Development Auckland and Chair of Wairaka Land Company, New Zealand, will present on: generating a mood for change – Tamaki regeneration – putting people at the heart of what we do.