The Safe Cities 2015 conference will focus on creating cities that are safe places to live, work, play, visit and study.

An initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business, a not-for-profit organisation, the conference in Melbourne will bring together leading practitioners to discuss the challenges of designing and planning safer communities, crime prevention, and industry and community consultation.

The program will feature keynote and stream presentations on the issues of planning, awareness and prevention for safe cities and communities.

The Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC), an initiative of the UN-Habitat was created with the goal of equipping local authorities and urban stakeholders to deliver urban safety.

Safe Cities 2015 will be held on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne. The hotel will offset the carbon emissions generated by the conference and the food consumed in line with the green event.

Safe Cities Conference 2015 is being organised in conjunction with the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, which will be held from 6 – 7 July 2015 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne.

The two conferences will offer delegates an extensive range of topics with over 100 presentations across three days including Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies and Posters.

Keynote speakers include Professor Rob Adams AM, Director, City of Design, City of Melbourne; and Professor Carolyn Whitzman, Professor in Urban Planning, University of Melbourne.

Attendees at the conference can find out about successful local crime prevention and community safety measures; update themselves on the latest policy and research in community safety; and hear case studies from local government at the coal face of implementing community safety programs.

Who should attend:

Community development and safety professionals; architects, urban designers, town planners, place makers, planning professionals; safety and security industry professionals; politicians, senior public servants, city governance personnel, public health administrators, mayors; state and federal government agencies and departments; non-government agencies; community groups, youth and women support groups; police and law enforcement representatives; justice and crime prevention departments; and criminologists and academics will find topics of interest at the conference.