News and resources

Smart Urban Futures Conferences

2023 Smart Urban Futures Conference

Details about the 2023 Smart Urban Futures Conference will be announced when confirmed.


Smart Urban Futures Conferences - Past Presentations

Presentations are available on this page for the following events:

Visit the main Future of Local Government presentations page for other related conferences.


2022 Smart Urban Futures Conference

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up the world. How can we build back better in a way that responds to climate change and leads to more inclusive cities? How can transport be more than a way to get from A to B, but a pathway to a better future?

This conference provided both local and international advice, inspiration, and practical pathways for delivering more liveable, walkable, and sustainable streets and cities.

Below are the presentations and recordings from the 2022 Smart Urban Futures Conference.

Conference Program

Day 1

Doing it Differently

Better Streets

Equitable Cities

Cities for a Changing Climate

Day 1 Conference recordings

Day 1 - Morning SessionDay 1 - Late Morning SessionDay 1 - Chris Edwards Session
Day 1 - Hoa Yang SessionDay 1 - Stefani Cooper SessionDay 1 - Table Discussion Session

Day 2

Transport Integration

Building Communities

Building the case for Investment

Case Studies: Better Streets

Day 2 Conference recordings

Day 2 - Morning Session Day 2 - Late Morning Session Day 2 - Afternoon Session

2021 Smart Urban Futures Conference

Presentations from the 2021 Smart Urban Futures Conference.

Conference program

Day 1

Transport and Planning in a time of Climate Change

Building Successful Centres in the Suburb

Day 1 conference recordings

Day 1 - Part 1 Day 1 - Part 2 Day 1 - Part 3

Day 2

Equity in Public Space

Planning for Safer Streets

Case Study for Safer Streets

Day 2 conference recordings

Day 2 - Part 1 Day 2 - Part 2 Day 2 - Part 3

Day 3

Building healthy Cities

Panel Discussion – Building Back Better

Day 3 conference recordings

Day 3 - Part 1 Day 3 - Part 2 Day 3 - Part 3

2019 Smart Urban Futures Conference

The Smart Urban Futures Conference was held in March every year, and examines how to design communities to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Information presented at this event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

Presentations

Day 1

Day 2

Videos

Day 1. Altona Beach Precinct: Summer Trial 2018-19 - Kylie Sullivan, Hobsons Bay City Council

Day 1. Safer Cities For All. "Walk Like A Woman" - Susanne Legena, CEO, Plan International Australia

Back to top

2018 Smart Urban Futures Conference

Information presented at this event is available below in the form of presentations and a link to a video.

Presentations

Day 1

Day 2

Back to top

2017 Smart Urban Futures Conference

Information presented at this event is available below in the form of presentations and a video.

Presentations

Video

The Bunda Street Shared Zone, Canberra

Back to top

2016 Smart Urban Futures Conference

Information presented at this event is available below in the form of presentations.

Presentations

Back to top

2015 Smart Urban Futures Conference

The 2015 Smart Urban Futures Conference was held in March 2015.

Information presented at this event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

Presentations

Back to top

2014 Smart Urban Futures Conference

The 2014 Smart Urban Futures Conference was held in March 2014.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

Presentations

Videos

Ensuring Portland is a liveable and healthy city

TED: New York's streets? Not so mean anymore

New York City streets metamorphosis

NACTO's Designing cities 2012 conference

">