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.

Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

The 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be held on 6th – 7th July 2015 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne.

Development of the 2015 Conference Program will commence shortly. Different themes we are exploring include:

  • Planning for liveable and accessible cities
  • Creating Aged Friendly Communities
  • Imbedding Sustainability in Government organisations and Local Government
  • Facilitating sustainable futures at personal, community and societal scales
  • Smart cities: age of analytics and technology
  • Health and planning collaboration: health strategies and wellbeing outcomes
  • New urbanism: emerging approaches to design and planning

Safe Cities Conference 2015
A new development is the launch of the Safe Cities Conference 2015, held in conjunction with the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne. Safe Cities Conference is a one day conference about creating cities that are safe places to live, work, play, visit and study. The Conference brings together leading practitioners to discuss the challenges of designing and planning safer communities, crime prevention, industry and community consultation

We are delighted to come together to give the industry the most significant event on the 2015 calendar. The collaboration brings together National, State and Regional delegates to explore, exchange ideas and network.

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

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Sponsors Exhibitors & Supporters 2014

Brad Walker
Resource Advisory Sydney Water
Creative Communities
Archinect Cities Today
Behaviour Design Works
7 Senses

The Conference Committee would like to thank our Sponsors & Exhibitors 2013

aurecon Surpass dept of climate change ecotv
city of port phillip Up and Up AusIndustry
Fifth Estate