The 6th annual Making Cities Liveable Conference addresses the liveability and sustainability of urban design and its influence on the community. Paula Drayon, Conference Chair believes the conference is "a fantastic opportunity for professionals in the public and private sector to examine the challenges and solutions needed to develop the liveable cities of tomorrow".
The conference is being held from the 17th-19th of June 2013 at the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda. The joint conference brings together national, state and regional delegates to exchange ideas, discuss business, government and community initiatives and examine opportunities in the sector over 3 days of presentations.
The program for the three days consists of the following topics for discussion:
Day 1: Sustainability - Taking Care of Business: Sustainable Transformation Conference. Four concurrent streams with a total of 44 presenters addressing the following themes,
- Successful implementation of sustainable business structures - Tools and Opportunities
- Uncertain playing Field: The Carbon Tax, where to from here
- Not for Profit sector and sustainability
- Recycling and Waste Management
- Transport and Logistics
- Local Government/ Business Leaders and Sustainable Development - Going beyond green
- Energy & Technology
Day 2: Six keynote presentations of mutual interest to both conferences and two open forums.
Day 3: 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference. Four concurrent streams with a total of 44 presenters addressing the following themes,
- Challenges and Solutions: Developing Healthy Cities - Community Health - Healthy Urban Design
- Connecting People and Places – Population growth
- Food Security - Urban Agriculture
- Regional Cities - Interconnectivity - Technology – Transport
- Urban Landscapes - Public Spaces - Natural Resource Management
- Working with Climate Change - Energy Consumption and Generation
- Government, Business Leadership - Education for Behaviour Change
Back for the 6th year and bigger than ever, the Making Cities Liveable Conference is not to be missed. Please express your interest to attend or participate here.