The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities.

The conference will be held at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff on the NSW and QLD border on the 10–11th July 2014. The conference will be a platform for government, academic  and private sector practitioners.  It will consider the “liveability” of our cities and towns in the future and the changes required to public policy to build the communities of tomorrow.

Presentations will facilitate discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia, and how these suggested outcomes affect the way we live and work.

The built environment influences how people relate to each other, the opportunity for community to form, and the depth of our social networks. It regulates how much incidental exercise is possible through walking and biking. Buildings and streets contribute to reducing crime when buildings support eyes on the street, and shops and services put a functioning community in control of the public realm.

In 2013 the Sustainable Transformation Conference joined the Making Cities Liveable Conference. This year we are delighted to continue this era of collaboration, information sharing and professional networking, with National, State and Regional delegates.

Confirmed and Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Gail Connolly, Director, Planning, Environment and Transport, Gold Coast City Council (invited)
  • Penelope Coombes, Managing Director, People for Places and Spaces (invited)
  • Paul Edwards, Group General Manager, Sustainability, Mirvac
  • Kirsty Kelly, CEO, President Planning Institute of Australia (invited)
  • Greg Mackie, CEO, Place Leaders Association and Place-shaping advisor
  • Ian McBurney, Owner, Live Ecological

Important Dates

·         Call for abstracts close Monday 3rd March

·         Early Bird Registration ends Monday 26th May 2014

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