Speaker Opportunity: Last Chance to Speak at The 9th International Urban Design Conference

canberra (1)How would you like opportunity to present your latest innovation, project, experience or new research at the 9th International Urban Design Conference?

The 9th International Urban Design Conference; Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities  will be held at Hyatt Canberra from 7th-8th November 2016 with optional tours available on Wednesday 9th November.

This years’ theme, will focus on an understanding of what makes a city ‘smart’ from a urban design perspective and how the built environment develops during the city planning process.

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 9th International Urban Design Conference are invited to submit a 300 word abstract. To submit an abstract CLICK HERE. Abstracts close in two weeks time on 25th July 2016.

Speak alongside leaders in their field such as; Keynote Speakers Professor Paul Burton – Founding Director, Cities Research Centre, Griffith University, Chris Johnson AM – CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia, Ivan Motley – Founder, Id. the population experts and Professor Graham Currie – Chair of Public Transport.

Topics that will be explored include; How to make a city smart? Sustainability in a smart city; Urban design innovation for smart cities; City Infrastructure; Urban design opportunities in high density living areas and mixing up residential and commercial uses  in inner cities.

Other topics include population change and liveability; housing affordability; financing city development; what future for car dependent cities like Canberra? Politics and city form: lessons learnt from the City of Canberra, and other Australian cities.

Presentations are being accepted in the following formats.

Oral Presentation – Presenting under one of the conference streams, speakers will be given the opportunity to present for 15 minutes within a 90-minute forum. Interactive discussion time will be included at the end of the session.

Poster Presentations – Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information.

The 9th International Urban Design Conference; Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities  will be held at Hyatt Canberra from 7th-8th November 2016 with optional tours available on Wednesday 9th November. Registrations are now open.

To register for the Conference CLICK HERE. Early bird closes 26th September 2016 so be quick to receive a discounted rate.

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