6th International Urban Design Conference

The 6th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park from Monday the 9th to Wednesday 11th September 2013.

The conference “UrbanAgiNation” urbanisation | agitation | imagination will examine the Livability, Productivity, Affordability and Efficiency of our Cities.

The conference takes it’s theme from the Australian Governments 2011/12 Budget Papers where it stated;

“Three-quarters of Australians live in our 18 major cities (that have populations over 100, 000). While Australians are fortunate to enjoy some of the most liveable cities in the world, our cities face a number of long term challenges: the need to improve productivity growth; provide affordable and accessible housing; create safe community spaces; meet the needs of a growing and ageing population; ensure an inclusive and cohesive society; and address the implications of climate change. The way our cities develop to accommodate future growth and change will be critical to maintaining their status as some of the best cities in the world”.

Liveability
“Liveable cities offer a high quality of life and support the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in them.

Liveable cities are equitable, socially inclusive, affordable, accessible, healthy, safe and resilient. They have attractive built and natural environments and provide a diversity of choices and opportunities for people to live their lives, share friendships, and raise their families to their fullest potential.”

Productivity
“How efficiently our cities connect people, knowledge, businesses and markets—and how effectively our economic and human capital is utilised—directly impact on the economic performance of our urban and regional environments and their ability to contribute to national productivity growth.”


Affordability
“Households should have affordable options for where they live and work, how they travel and access services and facilities, and for leisure opportunities.”


Efficiency
 “Our cities and the social and economic infrastructure and services that support them should be planned and managed to maximise their efficient use.”


Web: http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au Email: conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au

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