7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014
Healthy – Sustainable – Resilient – Cities
The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference was held at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff on the NSW and QLD border from the 9th – 11th July 2014.
The Conference themed “Healthy – Sustainable – Resilient – Cities” was a great success with the program including 9 keynote presenters, 60 session presenters, 4 optional workshops, 2 study tours and 18 poster presentation over the three days.
The Conference Program examined the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Presentations facilitated discussion as we considered the “liveability” of our cities and towns and the changes required to build the communities of tomorrow.
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 2015 Conference. The destination and date will be announced in the coming weeks.
What delegates said about the 2014 Conference:
"Best conference I've been to in a while"
"The conference provided an opportunity for me to pause, reflect, plan and celebrate. I came away refreshed"
"It was very educational, inspiring and informative. There was also great access to the presenters and some amazing people in the industries affecting liveable cities."
"The organisers chose an excellent, expert group of speakers. The keynotes were informative and provocative and the presentations useful and applicable to a range of contexts."
"Good range of presentation topics covering many aspects of city development that were relevant for a broad cross-section from public and private sectors, and city and regional areas. "
"Exceeded my expectations. Fantastic."
"Such a great networking, learning, and information exchange opportunity."
The Program Committee would like to thank our 2014 keynote speakers:
- Mr Tim Bennett, Managing Director, Managed Growth Group
- Mr Steven Burgess, Principal, MRCagney Pty Ltd
- Adj. Prof Penelope Coombes, Managing Director, People for Places and Spaces
- Mr Paul Edwards, Group General Manager, Sustainability, Mirvac
- Professor Marcus Foth, Founder and Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab.
Professorial Fellow, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
- Ms Claire Johnston, Project Director, Lend Lease
- Mr Greg Mackie, CEO, Place Leaders Asia Pacific
- Ms Ruth Spielman, Executive Officer, National Growth Areas Alliance
- Ms Kerryn Wilmot, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS