By 2050 Australia’s urban population may double, increasing pressure on transport, congestion, infrastructure and housing affordability. Planning that creates compact, pedestrian-friendly and inclusive cities can overcome these challenges. Globally, liveable cities are recognised as part of the solution to chronic disease and health inequities.
However, there is a gap between the aspirations of liveability and its delivery in practice. Designing Healthy Liveable Cities will help bridge the divide by bringing together academics, policy-makers and practitioners working to create better cities.
Hosted by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities, the conference will showcase the latest research on the key elements of liveable cities. It will also go a step further, by considering how evidence can be used to improve policy and practice.
Please join us and explore real solutions to creating healthier, more liveable cities.
– Evan Jones, Designing Healthy Liveable Cities Conference Chair and Billie Giles-Corti, Centre of Research Excellence Lead
The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities will host a special conference from 19 – 20 October 2017 in Melbourne.
Designing Healthy Liveable Cities will showcase the latest research on the key elements of liveable cities. It will also go a step further, by considering how evidence can be used to improve policy and practice.
We welcome you to join planners, architects, academics, and other industry professionals and explore real solutions to creating healthier, more liveable cities.
Featured speakers include:
Paul Murrain UK Urbanist
Jim Sallis Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University
Billie Giles-Corti Distinguished Professor, RMIT University
Leading experts will delve into current and emerging issues such as planning for an ageing population, measuring liveability, and evaluating urban policy. Session themes include:
Swanston Academic Building
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University
Melbourne, VIC 3000
19 – 20 October