Enriching communities with vibrant, sustainable & economically thriving spaces
Conference Date
12th & 13th May 2020
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Early Bird - Save $800
Book by 28/02/20

Overview

Developing well integrated, thriving town & city centres
Town and city centres are the cornerstone of social, cultural, and economic growth within a local community. Strategic design plays a critical role in ensuring that these public spaces are vibrant and well-integrated, so it is essential that all levels of government to develop thriving spaces for residents, workers, and visitors to enjoy.

The 3rd Annual Revitalising Town & City Centres conference will tackle the challenges of placemaking and city activation in order to improve our public environments and boost local economies. Hear from industry leaders and discover best practices to enhance community consultation, improve the rollout of cross-government projects and streamline both small and large-scale activations, irrespective of your resources or population size.

Overcome hurdles, hear insights & network with peers on
  • Creating spaces with a purpose beyond ‘liveability’
  • Empowering women & supporting diversity through placemaking
  • Collaborating with local government & the private sector to solve key problems for strategic centres
  • Developing smart city initiatives using smart technology & data to provide greater public value

How did delegates benefit at the 2019 Town & City Centres conference?
  • 95% would recommend this conference to their industry peers
  • 93% referred to the event as excellent platform to address challenges & create viable strategies
  • 90% appreciated the many networking opportunities
Who will attend?
Local Councils & State Governments with responsibilities for:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Planning, Town Planning, Urban Design, City Design, Town Design
  • Strategic Projects
  • Place Making, Strategy, Planning, Management
  • Planning Consultants, Property Developers and Architects

Attend to learn:

  • Engage the community for greater public ownership of place
  • Improve government & cross-council collaboration
  • Innovate for smarter city initiatives
  • Strategise for long-term resilience & sustainability
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Key Speakers

Yvonne Lim
Group Director - Physical Planning
Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority
Michael Healy
Smart Cities Programme Manager
Christchurch City Council
Greg Woodhams
Executive Director City Planning Projects
Greater Sydney Commission
Yaso Ponnuthurai
Councillor
City of Canning

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What People Are Saying

  • Well organised, excellent speakers and highly engaging!

    Erin Bates
    District Manager - South, Thames-Coromandel District Council
  • I would recommend Criterion Conference to stage any conference to my colleges, professional, well run event in great facilities, first class

    Ben Smith
    CBD Activation Officer, Townsville City Council
  • “The Revitalising Town & City Centres Conference was a fantastic immersion in what is current today across Australia and provided great insights and inspiration for the future of economic development. Well done Criterion.”

    Jane Laverty
    Regional Manager, NSW Business Chamber

Blog

  • Date: 23 Apr 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    Parramatta is known as Sydney’s premier regional city. Its is the second biggest concentration of an employment hub outside of Global Sydney. Parramatta CBD today: Australia’s 5th largest city in economic terms Gross Regional Product of $14 billion in 2011-2012 Employs approx. 50,000 people Additional 47,000 by 2036 Home to approx. 10,000 residents Last few …

  • Date: 3 Apr 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    The Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation Project aims to deliver a world class active urban plan for the heart of Capalaba. The council is seeking the expertise and creativity of the development industry to provide high quality development outcomes in the 2.05 hectare site which is located within the commercial hub of Capalaba town centre. The …

  • Date: 3 Apr 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    Dubbo’s CBD is now a hustling and bustling centre for activity, entertainment and leisure. It is rich in history, fashion, food and art. The retail offering in Dubbo is exciting and ever growing. Dubbo’s Ignite project has been helped grow the community in Dubbo. A permanent light display has been installed at the Church Street …

  • Date: 22 Jan 2018  By: Josephine O'Brien

    Fostering an economically vibrant town centre is a complex challenge. Those involved in revitalising and renewing need to deliver initiatives that will help centres grow into economically and socially vibrant places. The Committee for Sydney is developing a toolkit to help guide the renewal of suburban town centres across Sydney. As stated by the Committee …

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