Smart Urban Futures conference 2020

The 7th annual Smart Urban Futures conference on liveable, walkable, sustainable communities will be held in Melbourne on 29 and 30 April 2020.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Lucy Saunders, Director, Healthy Streets, UK. Lucy put health at the heart of city policy in London. Healthy Streets is the framework of the Mayor’s 25 year Transport Strategy, a pillar of the London Plan (spatial plan) and part of all the Mayor’s statutory strategies.
  • Dale Bracewell, Manager of Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver, Canada. Dale leads transport planning in Vancouver, one of the leading lights of integrated land use and transport planning in North America, with more than half of travel coming via walking, cycling or public transport. 
  • Robyn Seymour, Deputy Secretary Network Planning, Department of Transport and Head of Road Safety Victoria. Robyn leads a new group within DoT that works toward simple, connected journeys across all transport modes, as well as leading programs to reduce the road toll. She was previously Acting Chief Executive of VicRoads. 
  • Ludo Campbell-Reid, Director City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City Council. Recently appointed at Wyndham, Ludo was previously General Manager of the Design Office at Auckland Council, where he led the transformation of a number of streets into people-oriented shared spaces. He was also the Founding CEO of Urban Design London (UDL).
  • Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner. Kristen was previously Executive Director, Civil Justice and Access with Victoria Legal Aid and the Executive Director of the Public Interest Law Clearing House.

In addition to the chance to see many great presenters, this conference offers:

  • Insights on how to sell positive change to elected officials, traders and the public
  • A 'walkshop' exploring the City of Melbourne's Southbank Boulevard project
  • Great value at just $600 per person (even less for Victoria Walks supporters)!

The Smart Urban Futures conference is a collaboration between Victoria Walks and the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).

Last year, the conference sold out.  Don't miss out this year!

Check out the program

Register via the MAV website