Keynote Speakers

Confirmed Featured Speakers

Mr Peter Edwards,  Director, Archipelago & President, Urban Design Alliance Queensland

Peter Edwards is an Architect, an accomplished and recognised Urbanist, and a leading figure in this region’s Urban Design community.

Peter is Director and co-founder of the Architecture and Urban Design practice – Archipelago. Archipelago provides architecture and urban design leadership in the shaping of Queensland’s cities.

Recent city shaping projects include the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct 2016 Masterplan and a new masterplan for Northshore Hamilton.

Peter combines work on major projects with key involvement in urban design professional bodies. He is regularly sort as a design leader, citymaking expert, public speaker, authors and facilitates design workshops, and continues to advocate publicly for better cities through design.

Peter is a TEDx Alumni, a member of the newly reformed Qld Urban Design and Places Panel and sits on a number of industry boards and panels.

Dr Joerg Baumeister, Professor, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Western Australia

Ms Raynuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director, Greater Springfield, Australia’s fastest emerging new city, Queensland

Mr Stephen Yarwood, Urban Futurist, City 2050, Adelaide

Other Featured Speakers

  • Mr Stephen Yarwood, Urban Futurist, City 2050, Adelaide
  • Ms Raynuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director, Greater Springfield, Australia’s fastest emerging new city, Queensland
  • Malcolm Middleton, Queensland Government Architect, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Queensland

Invited Featured Speakers

  • Dr Stanley SH Quek, Chairman & Founder, Greencliff, Singapore

The Conference Committee would like to thank the previous Keynote Speakers

  • Chris Johnson AM – CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia
  • Catherine Caruana-McManus – Director, Giant Ideas
  • Professor Graham Currie –  Professor of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University
  • Professor Paul Burton – Founding Director, Cities Research Centre, Griffith University
  • Ivan Motley – Founder, Id. the population experts
  • Leanne Hodyl – Director, Hodyl & Co
  • Professor Edward Blakely– Chair, Future Cities Collaborative The United States Centre University of Sydney
  • Adam Beck – Executive Director Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
  • The Hon. Ms Jacklyn (Jackie) Trad MP- Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
  • Adj. Prof Penelope Coombes – The People for Places and Spaces, NSW
  • Mr Jeffrey Craft – Principal, SWA Group, China
  • Dr Simon Eassom – Global Offering Manager, IBM Smarter Cities
  • Professor Paul James – Director, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney
  • Mr Gavin Kain – Principal, Woods Bagot
  • Professor Ken Maher – President, ASBEC (Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council)
  • Professor Peter Newman – Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University
  • Professor Edward Ng – Professor of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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