Abstract submission is now closed

General Information

Presenter Information

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract (summary of your presentation) to deliver an oral presentation or poster presentation which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outline the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references. Please also submit 3 key learnings of your presentation, as well as a 100 word biography of each presenting author.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a Program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference topics.

Presentation Options

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 Presentation

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information.

All presentations are to include the contribution to urban design and what implications the design process involved.  Please include three key learnings as part of the abstract submission.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study.

What you need to prepare:

  • 300 word summary of your presentation
  • Presentation title
  • 3 key learnings from your presentation
  • 100 word biography of all presenting authors

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Conference Topics

  • Vertical versus horizontal? Or integrated?
  • Locals, tourists and businesses – forming processes for best outcomes in regard to urbanisation
  • Knowledge precincts – linkage between knowledge hub and consumer hubs
  • Urban Design encouraging social interaction
  • Ecology – natural and human environment
  • Residential, commercial and community services
  • Best practice urban design; standards, regulation, licencing and policy
  • Planning for infrastructure delivery as population increases
  • Purpose & Habitation
  • Footpath, bollards
  • Public boundaries
  • Designing out crime
  • City and terrorism, ownership
  • Approaches to shelterlessness
  • Metro, light rail transforming people centred areas
  • Public cars, driverless cars, impacting design for the future, less carparks
  • Connectivity, 20 minute neighbourhood, all amenities within a 20 minute area of residential living
  • Future proofing
  • Reframing a city, cities that are changing
  • Outcomes for liveability, sustainability and resilience
  • Diversity and universal design
  • Densification through height
  • Density, mix and provision of open space
  • Digital Built Environment
  • Urban Renewal
  • Digital fabrication
  • Smart Citizen

Peer Review

Peer review and publication of full papers is available for all presentations submitted to the Conference.

Submit your full paper to conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: Friday 23 March
  • Abstracts Close: Tuesday 31 July
  • Notification to Authors: Tuesday 14 August
  • Author Acceptances Due: Friday 24 August
  • Draft Program Available: Monday 3 September
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 5 October

Speakers accepted to present will be required to register for the conference and pay.

Terms and Conditions

All presenters will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Symposium material, including but not limited to, the Symposium Blog, Association Journal and Social Media.

The presenter is responsible for the accuracy of the content. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Symposium Secretariat for further options.