8th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2015

Liveable Cities for the Futures

The 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference held in Melbourne from the 6 – 7 July 2015, was our biggest yet with over 320 delegates attending. The program included 8 keynote speakers, 53 concurrent presentations, 23 poster presentations and closed with an interactive panel discussion.

The Conference theme, Liveable Cities for the Future, personified the in-depth discussions on improving the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities. The Program examined the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals.

The Association for Sustainability in Business Inc would like to thank all of those who participated in this year’s Conference; the speakers who provided very beneficial, powerful and thought-provoking presentations, the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and supporters, our Conference Chair Paula Drayton and Committee Members.  Without the huge efforts of those involved this event would certainly not be possible.

We look forward to your involvement and support of the 2016 Conference. The destination and date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

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The Conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, a 'not-for-profit' organisation.

2015 Keynote Speakers

  • The Right Honourable Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, City of Melbourne
  • Mr Jonathan Daly, Founding Partner, Human Understanding of Social Spaces (HUSS)
  • Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder and CEO, CoDesign Studio
  • Prof Paul James, Director, United Nations Global Compact, Cities Programme
  • Mr Kevin Luten, Founder, CEO, Behaviour Design Works
  • Yvonne Lynch, Team Leader Urban Forest & Ecology, City of Melbourne
  • Dr Alex Macmillan, Senior Lecturer, Environmental Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Prof Gavin Turrell, Principal Research Fellow, School of Public Health, QUT
  • Dr Tim Williams, Chief Executive Officer, The Committee of Sydney


What delegates said about the 2015 conference

“I can't say enough positive things about the variety of presenters and presentations. It was good to hear some research, but it was mixed with so much practical content which is what I love. Not one presenter was boring - some were exceptional”

“Very engaging and fulfilling”

“I have to say that this was one of the best conferences I have been to (and I've been to a few). Usually after a couple of days sitting and listening I feel quite "presentationed out" but it was quite the opposite; I felt energised and excited to get back to life and start implementing and sharing. Great to have such a variety of attendees with a common passion - I felt like I found my people!”

 “Great mix of local and state government and private/NGO speakers - a real strength of the program”

“Challenged my ideas, gave me some fantastic new contacts, and ideas to implement when back in the office.”

“Good to have a conference that covered and linked so many professions and knowledge bases.”


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Sponsors and Exhibitors 2015

Axis Communications

Axis Communications

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com

Sydney Water

Welcome Reception Sponsor

City of Melbourne Cities Today id PTA EJ
CSIRO Publishing QUT Co    


The conference committee would like to thank our previous sponsors, exhibitors & supporters

Brad Walker
Resource Advisory Sydney Water
Creative Communities
Archinect Cities Today
Behaviour Design Works
7 Senses
aurecon Surpass dept of climate change ecotv
city of port phillip Up and Up AusIndustry
Fifth Estate