From the 6th International Urban Design Conference (Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Monday 9th — September 11, 2013)

Liveable cities offer a high quality of life, and support the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in them. These cities must be equitable, affordable, accessible, healthy, safe and resilient.

They also must have an attractive built and Urban 2natural environment and provide a diversity of choices and opportunities for people.

This is one of the themes Urban Design Professionals consider in the future development of our cities, and one of the many topics to be discussed at this year’s 6th International Urban Design Conference being held at Sydney Olympic Park in September 2013.


For your opportunity to speak at the Conference, to share your knowledge and connect with like-minded professionals, submit your abstract via the conference website here.

Your abstract may address the Liveability, Productivity, Affordability or Efficiency of our Cities.


Our confirmed keynotes currently include:

Mr Henry Ergas – Senior Economic Adviser, Deloitte Australia & Professor of Infrastructure Economics, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

Mr Gordon Price — Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, CANADA

Prof Peter Newman – Sustainability Curtin University, Director CUSP