Present at the 12th International Urban Design Conference

*Double blind peer review available for all accepted papers

Presenter Submissions Now Closed

Your Presenter Plan

1. Choose Your Presentation

  • Oral Presentation – Project
    Presentations are encouraged showcasing a successful or non-successful individual or collaborative project with both positive and negatives outcomes.
  • Oral Presentation – Academic
    Current research based projects from design studios, students or academics to present their urban design insights.
  • Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information.
  • Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues.
  • The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:
  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.
  • One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.
  • Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the session. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and facilitate the Q&A session. Panelists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel.
  • Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion. The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.
  • A Pecha Kucha talk is one in which 20 PowerPoint slides are presented for 20 seconds each for a total presentation length of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The slides are to contain images only and each slide will advance automatically after 20 seconds.

2. Choose Your Topics

City Shaping

  • Regenerative development
  • Affordable housing and shared equity model
  • Needing to do things differently – influences of mental health, housing affordability and human rights vs luxury
  • Legal issues and frameworks underpinning affordable housing issues
  • Politics of city shaping
  • Placemaking
  • Driverless cars, impacting design for less carparks in the future
  • Peculiarities of development in regional cities and towns
  • Rapid growth of cities, how should it form the shape of the city in the future?

Data driven design

  • Heat mapping, transport mapping and other forms of mapping
  • Role of urban design for smart city


  • Sustainable urban image
  • Visual city image
  • City branding strategies
  • Environmental design of buildings
  • Designing cooler cities
  • How city celebrates green space / activity space
  • Cities for play and cities for children
  • Public health – link of health benefits to urban design

Engagement and cultural sustainability

  • Overall response to climate change and municipal response
  • Aboriginal heritage – has it transformed what our cities have become?
  • Modern custodianship
  • How does the next generation engage with their future
  • Reuse of material, sustainable construction

Role of Urban Designer

  • Role of ethics for both architects and urban designers as individuals and as a profession
  • Role and impacts of engineers at the end of the design process
  • Broker a new future that is quite radical
  • Regulating design, a need to do things differently
  • Power of private enterprise to rule politics
  • Equity and access in future cities


  • Community engagement as part of the planning process in the future of cities
  • Rapid transformation
  • Reframing cities – Tasmania under rapid transformation


  • Density and diversity to be offered as a product of city structure, that can unite, define and contain
  • Density does not depend on height

4. Submit Your Presentation

Important Dates

Abstracts Close: Friday 26 July
Notification to Authors: Friday 9 August
Speaker Registration and Payment Due: Friday 16 August
Program Available: On or before Tuesday 27 August
Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 13 September

Double Blind Peer Review Papers for Peer Review due: Friday 4 October
Reviews Returned to Authors: Tuesday 22 October
Amended Papers Due: Monday 4 November
Non-Peer Reviewed Papers Due: Monday 4 November