Organisers of the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference are seeking presenters for the 2015 conference program.

Authors and organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference are invited to submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words on a relevant program topic. Opportunities are available to present in a concurrent stream or panel session, share case studies, run workshops or present a poster.

The Call for Abstracts is now open and submissions are being accepted via the conference website through the online submission form.

The 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be held 6-7 July 2015 at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne.

Program topics include: Planning for liveable, active and healthy cities; Public health and planning collaboration; Creating aged friendly communities; Impact of density and growing populations; Public space and sharing space; Smart cities: age of analytics and technology; Key to sustainable transport; City and regional pressures: food, energy and water; Regional cities: the future plans for smaller centres; Sustainable frameworks: communities, facilities, cities; Universal design: urban housing that works for everybody; New urbanism: emerging approaches to design and planning; Future of work: co-working labs and dispersing jobs; Working with councils: legislation and policies; Urban agriculture; Creative cities - knowledge cities; Building tolerance and resilience; Leadership in sustainability; and International cities and sister cities: what we can learn – what are the outcomes.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme of ‘Liveable Cities for the Future’. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Closing date for submission of abstracts is Monday 2nd March 2015. Authors will be notified by Monday 16th March 2015.

Details of abstract submission, conference information and all terms and conditions can be accessed on the Making Cities Liveable Conference website.