The International Urban Design Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, NSW from Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 November 2018. The conference will showcase innovations in projects and research embracing and creating transformational change in urban environments.

Topics will include exploring the potential of mixed use places, spaces and precincts/districts, urban design best practice, designing safety into a city, future proofing, connectivity and design quality outcomes.

The conference will also explore the links which create the concrete physicality of the built environment, the complex social, economic, political and cultural processes through which the physical urban form is produced and consumed.

The conference has been held annually since 2007 in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne. Be inspired by innovations and projects that are transforming cities. This conference is an opportunity for design professionals to exchange ideas and experiences, to be creative and visionary and to contribute to redesigning our urban futures. The program aims at developing a framework of ideas to provoke debate and speculate on new forms of practice.

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Conference Topics

Potential of mixed use places, spaces and precincts/districts
Regulating urban design
Safe city design
Transport
Design Quality
Digital

Peer review papers need to be submitted by 5 October 2018.

Featured Speakers

Confirmed

  • Mr Ben Hewett, Deputy NSW Government Architect, Office of the Government Architect
  • Mr Andrew McWhinney, Manager NSW & ACT, Intelligent Risks
  • Ms Caroline Stalker, Design Director Urban and Principal, ARUP Australasia (QLD)
  • Ms Stephanie Barker,  Executive Director City Strategy, Greater Sydney Commission, NSW
  • Ms Leanne Hodyl, Director, Hodyl
  • Ms Jacqui Banks, Director Strategy and Planning – Fishermans Bend Taskforce, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Victoria Government
  • Dr Ali Cheshmehzangi, Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design , Engineering, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
  • Mr Richard Mullane, Principal, HASSELL

Invited

  • Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population,  Australian Government
  • Mr Kobus Mentz, Director, Urbanism+

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Program Advisory Committee

  • Mr Geoff Barker, Managing Director, PM+D ARCHITECTS P/L (WA/NT)
  • Dr Beau B. Beza, Course Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture Program, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University (VIC)
  • Mr Craig Gillette, Principal Advisor – Urban Design, Planning and Development, Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
  • Ms Emily Mottram, Acting Executive Director Inner Melbourne, Victorian Planning Authority (VIC)
  • Mr Michael Neustein, Director/Architect & Urban Planner/Designer, City Planning Works (NSW)
  • Mr Alistair Ray, Principal – Head of Urban Design , Jasmax (NZ)
  • Ms Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Principal, ARUP (QLD)
  • Prof Edward Sullivan, Portland University, Oregon (USA)

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Conference Snapshot 2018

Program 2018

8.30am – 9.00am: Conference Opening Session & Speed Networking Session
9.00am – 10.30am: Keynote Session
10.30am – 11.00am: Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm: Concurrent Sessions
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 3.30pm: Concurrent Sessions
3.00pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Tea
3.30pm – 5.00pm: Concurrent Sessions
5.00pm – 6.30pm: Networking Function

9.00am – 10.30am: Keynote Session
10.30am – 11.00am: Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm: Concurrent Sessions
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm: Concurrent Sessions
3.00pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Tea
3.30pm – 5.00pm: Keynote Session & Conference Closing

Who Should Attend

  • Urban Designers
  • Policy Makers
  • Town Planners
  • Politicians
  • Architects
  • Social Planners
  • Public Servants
  • Landscape Architects
  • Development Industry
  • Engineers
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Infrastructure Fund Managers
  • City Governance Personnel
  • Economic Commentators

Registration Inclusions

  • 2-Day Conference Program
  • 9 Keynote Presentations
  • Over 60 concurrent presentations
  • Conference Exhibition
  • Gold Catering Package (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea)
  • Exclusive Networking Function
  • Speed Networking/Business Card Exchange Session
  • Conference Handbook
  • Book of Abstracts (online)
  • Presenter Podcast of Each Conference Presentation
  • PowerPoint Slides of Each Conference Presentation
  • Conference App
  • CPD Points
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Special Accommodation Rates
  • Exposure for your Company

BONUS: Chance to win great prizes including a Conference Registration for the International Urban Design Conference 2019

11th International Urban Design Conference
12 - 13 November 2018

2017 Highlights

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2017 Featured Speaker Highlights


James Tuma – Shaping Australian Cities: Driving Global Competitivemess through Strategy and Design


Stephen Yarwood – The Conversation We Need to Have About Urban Disruption and Change

Our 2017 Conference Partners