6th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be held in conjunction with the Sustainability Conference "SustainableTransformation" bringing a new era of collaboration, information sharing and professional networking.
The conference is being held from the 17th – 19th June 2013 at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda. The joint conference brings together National, State and Regional delegates to exchange ideas, discuss Business, Government and Community initiatives and examine opportunities in the sector, we hope you will join us.
Two Conferences! Three Days! One Location!
Delegates will have access to an extensive range of topics with over 90 presentations across three days including Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies and Posters.
Day 1: Sustainability - Taking Care of Business: Sustainable Transformation Conference. Concurrent streams and workshops addressing the following themes,
- Successful implementation of sustainable business structures - Tools and Opportunities
- Uncertain playing Field: The Carbon Tax, where to from here
- Not for Profit sector and sustainability
- Recycling and Waste Management
- Transport and Logistics
- Local Government/ Business Leaders and Sustainable Development - Going beyond green
- Energy & Technology
Day 2: Eight keynote presentations of mutual interest to both conferences and two open forums.
Day 3: 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference. Concurrent streams and workshops addressing the following themes,
- Challenges and Solutions: Developing Healthy Cities - Community Health - Healthy Urban Design
- Connecting People and Places – Population growth
- Food Security - Urban Agriculture
- Regional Cities - Interconnectivity - Technology - Transport
- Urban Landscapes - Public Spaces - Natural Resource Management
- Working with Climate Change - Energy Consumption and Generation
- Government, Business Leadership - Education for Behaviour Change
Message from the Mayor Amanda Stevens
The City of Port Phillip remains committed to maintaining a sense of place, reinforced by a network of public spaces, local character and built heritage as well as well designed community infrastructure to support our diverse community. This conference will be an excellent opportunity to explore innovation, exchange ideas and be creative.
Click Here to read the Mayor Welcome Message.
Many aspects of urban design and new approaches to city form are based on the concept of liveability. These approaches recognise that design and structure can be very influential in the life of a town or city and indeed to the building of community in and of itself. They also create novel contexts for a community to develop in a more sustainable way.
"Last year, Melbourne vaulted Vancouver to become the best city in
the world to live, according to the Economist Intelligence
Unit's Global Liveability Survey. What better City to host our
Confirmed keynotes presenters include
- Dr Nick Fleming, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sinclair Knight Merz and Chairman of the Sustainability Taskforce of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, and a Director of the Board of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council. NSW
- Jason Roberts, Co-Founder, Better Block, USA
- Melissa Houghton, Director, Sustainability at Work, VIC
- Professor Anthony Capon, Head, Discipline of Public Health, Faculty of Health University of Canberra ACT
- Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute, VIC
- Simon Lockrey, Research Fellow, Sustainable Products and Packaging, Centre for Design, RMIT University, VIC
- Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director, School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne University, VIC
- Angela Hazebroek , Director Urban and Regional Planning Solutions (URPS), SA
John Thwaites, Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute.
Who Does Attend
Policy Makers, Politicians, Senior Public Servants, City Governance Personnel, Public Health Administrators, Academics, Waste Management Professionals, National Resources Administrators, Planning Professionals, Environmental Groups, Engineers, Urban Designers, Consultants, Social Planners, Disaster Management Groups, Elected Representatives, Mayors, Non-Government Agencies, Community and Industry Groups, Students, Coastal Resource Managers, Place Makers, Sustainability Practitioners
- Paula Drayton, Conference Chair, Director, Resource Advisory Pty Ltd
- Stuart Gibb, Community Development Manager, UrbanGrowth NSW
- Bhishna Bajracharya, Associate Professor of Urban Planning Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture and Director Centre for Sustainable Healthy Communities, Bond University
- Suzette Jackson, Director, Innate Ecology, Vic
- Ms Kirsten Potoczky, Urban Renewal Authority SA
- A/Prof Susan Thompson, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW
Peter Sugg, CEO, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Conference Proceedings - National Library of Australia
Conference papers will be included in the PANDORA Archive to provide public access to them in perpetuity. The Library will catalogue the papers and add the records to the National Bibliographic Database (a database of catalogue records shared by over 5,200 Australian libraries), as well as their own online catalogue. This will increase awareness of the papers/authors among researchers.