An exceptional line-up of keynote speakers awaits delegates to the upcoming Making Cities Liveable Conference 2016 in Melbourne.

To be held at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park from 27 June to 28 June 2016, the 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference carries the theme ‘generating a mood for change’ and will host a series of reputed speakers including sustainability experts, architects and academics.

The Making Cities Liveable Conference supports improving the quality of life in Australian capitals and major regional cities, focusing on healthy, sustainable, resilient and liveable cities, and provides a platform to discuss, collaborate and learn.

The program will include keynote plenary sessions, presenter concurrent streams based on experiences, research, case studies and results, panel discussions, poster presentations, and an exhibition.

2016 Program Topics

  • Community and social development
  • Effective place making
  • Planning for health: programs, food, lifestyle
  • Future technology and smart cities
  • Greenspace: low impact urban design
  • Bringing nature back into cities
  • Growth transforming our cities
  • Working with Governments
  • Access vs. mobility in transport
  • Improving Liveability: challenges and solutions
  • City resources: food security, energy, water and waste
  • Cities for everyone: child and age friendly cities
  • Creative cities
  • Urban renewal
  • Carbon and water positive urban environments

Keynote speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Sarah Breavington, Group Sustainability Manager, Mirvac;
Elliot Fishman, Director, Institute for Sensible Transport;
Mark Healy, Director, Six Degrees Architecture;
Jeremy McLeod, Director, Breathe Architecture;
Ben Peacock, Founder and Partner, Republic of Everyone;
Sheryn Pitman, Programme Manager Inspiring South Australia, South Australian Museum;
Professor Susan Thompson, Professor of Planning and Director City Wellbeing,
City Futures Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Australia;
Martin Udale, Director of  Tamaki Regeneration, Director of Panuku Development Auckland and Chair of Wairaka Land Company, New Zealand

The Making Cities Liveable Conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation.

The complete program guide for the 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2016 can be accessed online.