Keynote Speaker Announcement: Ivan Motley – Founder, Id. the population experts on Higher Density Living

ivan motley keynote speakerWe are pleased to announce Mr Ivan Motley – Founder, Id. the population experts as a Keynote Speaker at The 9th International Urban Design Conference; Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities to be held at Hyatt Canberra from 7th-8th November 2016.

Mr Ivan Motley will be speaking on; ‘Higher Density Living – Australian Cities Grow Up’.

Well-designed higher density living is central to a modern vision for Australian cities to ‘grow up’. Significant benefits of higher density living in Australian cities include increasing diversity, choice, opportunity, sustainability and affordability. Higher densities can also increase the number of ‘ideas per square metre’ which is good for participating in the new economy. This presentation explores where higher density housing should ideally be built and importantly, why.

Ivan is a geographer and the founder and director of .id (informed decisions). He has worked with local and state government and the private sector across Australia and overseas. He is interested in contributing to ‘the good society’ – in how communities can have access to education, housing, health, employment, recreation and each other.

Ivan’s idea is to introduce spatial thinking to organisations, looking at places through a demographic lens, and using the power of storytelling to be persuasive.

Today, 40 excellent people have joined Ivan at .id in this mission. Each year more than 1.5 million people use .id’s 500+ web applications to inform their decision-making. 10,000 people subscribe to .id’s newsletter and over 50,000 learn from .id’s blog every month.

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

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 an abstract. To submit an abstract CLICK HERE. Abstracts close 25th July 2016.

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