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The conference program will include an extensive range of topics with Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies, Workshops and Posters.  Topics will include:

  • Planning liveable cities and vibrant communities
  • Managing population growth and an ageing population
  • Transport and logistics: public transport – road systems – cycling – walking
  • Resilient cities: future proofing our cities
  • Legislation and policies: what changes can we expect
  • Health promoting cities: ageing – children – safety – mental health
  • Sustainable cities: economic growth – policy to program
  • Impact of new technology: how will it continue to drive change 
  • Regional and rural towns: the interconnectivity between city and the bush
  • Future of work: dispersing jobs and the urban impacts
  • Food security – recycling – waste management
  • Managing natural resources  and renewable energy
  • Climate change: responses and outcomes

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: Monday 11th November 2013
  • Abstracts close: Monday 3rd March 2014
  • Notification to Authors: Monday 24th March 2014
  • Author Acceptances: Monday 7th April 2014
  • Draft Program available: Monday 14th April 2014

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: Presenting authors for Oral, Poster and Workshop presentations are required to register for the conference and pay the discounted fee.

Healthy Cities ConferenceOral Presentations
Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations & 10 minute discussion). Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.


Liveable Cities ConferenceWorkshops
Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays.
Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Sustainability ConferencePoster Presentations
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review
All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Terms and Conditions for presenting at the 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference
All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is 19th May 2014..

Submit your abstract hereBy submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to, the conference blog, Book of abstracts, email promotion.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract
All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.

National Library of Australia - Canberra

Conference papers will also be included in PANDORA Archive.  The Library will take the necessary preservation action to keep the papers accessible as hardware and software changes over time.

The Library will catalogue the papers and add the records to the National Bibliographic Database.  This will increase awareness of the papers/authors among researchers.