UNSW Built Environment Event: 3rd International Urban Design Conference

14 07 2010

The 3rd International Urban Design Conference is being held from 30th August to 1st September 2010 at the National Convention Centre- Canberra.

“Designs On Our Future”

What impact will the debate over sustainable population for Australia have on our existing cities?  The conference will examine how our new cities are conceived and our existing ones are adapted, re-designed and managed.

The conference will focus on a variety of themes and topics:

  • Growth
  • Demographic change
  • Housing diversity and affordability
  • Settlement patterns
  • Preparedness
  • Resilience
  • Infrastructure and sustainability in the “New” Australia
  • Transport system requirements
  • Energy efficient building design
  • Effective governance and leadership
  • Sustainable higher density development
  • Renewable development
  • Managing the carbon footprint of new and existing cities
  • The future of public spaces
  • Food and resource vulnerability

Who Should Attend

The Conference attracts delegates from a wide range of backgrounds including:

• Policy makers
• Politicians
• Senior public servants
• City Governance personnel
• Development Industry
• Design professionals
• Architects
• Landscape Architects
• Engineers
• Town Planners
• Urban Designers
• Consultants
• Social planners

• Demographers

Confirmed keynote presenters include:

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP – Leader of the House; Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Jeremy Harris – former Mayor of Hawaii, Sustainable Cities Institute USA

Richard Murray – Executive Director, Policy Co-ordination and Governance, Australian Treasury

Prof Richard Weller – Winthrop professor of Landscape architecture, University of WA

Prof Peter McDonald – Director of the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute and Australian National University

Rod Fehring – Executive General Manager, Australand Limited

Mark Fuller – Managing Principal, AECOM Design + Planning

The 2010 conference will provide an opportunity to examine what’s working well nationally and internationally in meeting the challenges which confront fast-changing communities.

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