City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Cities for Us Summit

cities for us

Join industry experts and leaders from local government, housing, planning, and academia for a robust discussion about density, local infrastructure, and liveability in the metropolitan Sydney region. 

This one-day Summit aims to generate practical solutions for real-world application, with a formal Communique to be developed. The one-day Cities for Us Summit will be held on 25 July 2018 at Doltone House, Hyde Park. Leading experts will deliver keynote addresses, participate in panel discussions, and contribute to workshops. Delegates will be invited to contribute to the development of a Communique based on workshops held during the day.

The Summit is being hosted by Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and Shelter NSW in collaboration with City Futures and supported by the Committee for Sydney and the Planning Institute of Australia.  
The objectives of the Summit are to:

  • Promote collaborative governance for the implementation of District Plans and infrastructure priorities.
  • Advocate and influence funding for the delivery of adequate local infrastructure and amenity.
  • Identify impacts of density on low socio-economic groups.
  • Explore the feasibility of affordable housing and housing affordability in urban redevelopment and renewal precincts.
  • Identify density and liveability issues for further investigation.

SUMMIT OPENING: The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, Special Minister of State.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission.
Other Summit Presenters include:

  • Professor Bill Randolph,  Director, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Marcus Spiller,  Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
  • Monica Barone , Chief Executive Officer, City of Sydney
  • Gary White,  Chief Planner, NSW Department of Planning & Environment
  • Steve Mann  CEO, Urban Development Institute Australia
  • Alice Thompson,  Director, National Lead Cities & Regions, KPMG
  • Dr Lindsay Taylor,  Senior Partner, Lindsay Taylor Lawyers

Further details can be found here.
Registration details can be found here.