Professor of Sustainability and lead author on sustainable transport, Peter Newman, to present Keynote

The 8th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November 2015. This years’ theme titled Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects will focus on inspirational changes in urban environments.

The Conference is pleased to announce Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University will be a keynote speaker at the event.

Peter Newman
Peter Newman

Peter Newman has written 17 books and over 300 papers. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport.

Peter has worked in local government as an elected councillor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers, in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and in the UN on the IPCC as a Lead Author for Transport. His new book is ‘The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car Based Planning’ (release Oct 2015).

About the Conference

The 8th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November 2015. Wednesday 18 being optional walking tours.  This years’ theme is Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects will focus on inspirational changes in urban environments. 

Stream Topics include:

  • Building inclusive multicultural cities
  • Eco cities
  • Health & urban design
  • Higher density urbanism
  • Spatial / temporal changes in Chinese cities
  • Rapid urban development in South East Asia, China & India
  • Balancing the quick and slow formation of cities
  • Using technology to change how cities work
  • How will big data change the future of cities?
  • Urban Design Practice

Early Bird registrations for the Conference close 2 October 2015, to secure your discounted delegate pass please click here.

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