10th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2017

The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference was held in Brisbane from the 10 – 11 July 2017 and featured an inspirational and educational program inclusive of 9 keynote presenters and 56 concurrent speakers.

The 2017 Conference Program focused on the ongoing commitment of professionals in the field who help contribute to our city’s environments through learning, knowledge and collaboration. Over the two days, we examined public policy and social/community outcomes and considered what actions have been taken to positively influence the ongoing debate. Together, we considered new ideas and solutions for the future development of our Liveable Cities.

The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference would like to thank those who participated in this year’s event; especially the speakers who provided beneficial, powerful and thought-provoking presentations, our Sponsors and Partners, the Program Advisory Committee and our Delegates. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back next year.

2018 Conference dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Resource Centre will be available shortly for the conference delegates. This will include podcasts of the presentations, photos and some PowerPoint presentations. Please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat  should you have any questions.

Delegate feedback

“My goal attending the conference was to find out what issues are concerning councils, consultants and communities when it comes to making cities liveable. This was definitely met – it was terrific to meet a broad range of people including local councillors from all around Australia.”
“This conference was a great opportunity to meet up with others that were interested in achieving the same goals as I am and looking into potential partnerships and/or synergies as well as learning from others experience and gaining new insights and ideas”

Highlighting previous keynote speakers

Who Should Attend

  • Policy Makers
  • Urban Designers
  • Politicians
  • Senior Public Servants
  • City Governance Personnel
  • Public Health Administrators
  • Academics
  • Waste Management Professionals
  • National Resources Administrators
  • Planning Professionals
  • Environmental Groups
  • Engineers
  • Sustainability Practitioners
  • Business Development Managers
  • Transformation Leaders
  • Environmental Managers
  • Consultants
  • Social Planners
  • Town Planners
  • Mayors
  • Non-Government Agencies
  • Students
  • Coastal Resource Managers
  • Place Makers

Why You Should Attend

  • Be exposed to new and innovating ideas and ways of thinking
  • Network with your peers and leaders in their fields
  • Be inspired
    • by an optimistic, action orientated group of people
    • by profound and positive speakers
  • Learn key skills needed for ensuring the future
  • Learn how to make a positive difference

The Making Cities Liveable Conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation.

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Dr Iain Butterworth, Manager Population Health and Planning, East Division, Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria (Conference Chair)
  • Dr Bhishna Bajracharya, Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Bond University
  • Dean Griggs, Manager Social Investment, Municipal Recovery Manager, City Communities, Melbourne
  • Suzette Jackson, Director, Innate Ecology
  • Associate Professor Caroline Miller, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Kerryn Wilmot, Architect, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

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