Creating Healthy Cities Summit
Held on 30 Nov – 1 Dec, 2015
at RACV Club, Melbourne
Informed by the latest international research and best practice examples, the Summit will presented solutions for thriving and liveable cities.
With nine out of ten Australians, and more than half the world’s people, living in cities. Our urban centres are engines of enterprise, rich in diversity and opportunity. But they also face enormous challenges, as urban growth, changing demographics, and congestion place increasing pressure on infrastructure, health, and the environment.
With the appointment of a Federal Minister for Cities and the Built Environment underscoring the importance of Australian cities to our nation’s economy and our quality of life, the urgency of confronting the challenges they face as we approach the mid-21st century is apparent. There has also been growing international recognition that human-centred design, as well as personal and community health and well-being, are intimately linked to the performance of our cities.
Recap Videos: Richard de Cani, Managing Director - Planning, Transport for London
|9:00 – 9:20am||Session 1: Welcome and Opening – Chair, Rohan Mead, CEO, Australian Unity
Addressed by The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, City of Melbourne
|9:20 – 10:30am||Session 2: International Keynote: What do we expect from our cities and who does it best?
International Keynote by Professor Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley
|10:30 – 10:50am||Morning tea|
|10:50am – 12:20pm||Session 3: Health and economic impacts of rapid urban growth – Chair, Meredith Sussex
Impacts of current urban growth patterns in major Australian cities, including costing of health implications. Impacts on economic opportunities/access to employment.Dr Peter Brain, Executive Director, NEIER
Patrick O’Neill, Senior Adviser New Communities, Brotherhood of St Laurence
Dr Bruce Bolam, Executive Manager, Programs Group, VicHealth
Prof David Griggs, Director, Monash Sustainability Institute
Prof Michael Buxton, Environment and Planning, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
|12:20 – 1:50pm||Lunch with table-based discussion groups|
|1:50 – 2:10pm||State Opposition Keynote|
|2:10 – 3:40pm||Session 4: Characteristics of Healthy Cities – Chair, Meredith Sussex
What changes should we be implementing to achieve better economic, social, environmental and health outcomes in our cities (recognising interdependencies between these outcome areas)? Where are the best examples from which we might learn?
Dr Peter Brain, Executive Director, NEIER
|3:40 – 4:00pm||Afternoon tea|
|4:00 – 4:30pm||Federal Ministerial Address
The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Project, Australian Government
|4:30 – 6:00pm||Session 5: Better Designed Cities
To consider how to shape the built environment s of our cities and their places so they better respond to the challenges from Sessions 3 and 4.
|8:30 – 9:45am||Session 6: International keynote: Integrated land use transport planning in London
Richard de Cani, Managing Director, Planning, Transport for London
|9:45 – 10:15am||The Federal Opposition’s Views on Healthy Cities
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Shadow Minister for Cities, Shadow Minister for Tourism
|10:15 – 10:35am||
|10:35 – 11:35am||International Keynote: Healthy Cities of Migration
Howard Duncan, Executive Head, The Metropolis Project and Editor of International Migration
|10:35 – 11:55am||The State Opposition’s Views on Healthy Cities
The Hon David Davis, Shadow Minister for Planning, Victorian Government
|11:55am – 12:50pm||Session 7: How new technologies might affect health and safety in our cities
Looking at the future of connected vehicles, how they might impact development of our cities and what types of policy responses might be required.
|12:50 – 2:10pm||Light lunch with table-based discussion groups|
|2:10 – 3:25pm||Session 8: Making cities healthier for all
How do cities affect the health and wellbeing of particular groups of people? What can be done to deliver better outcomes?
|3:25 – 3:45pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:45 – 5:15pm||Session 9: Integrated Planning for healthy cities
Strategic and neighbourhood level perspectives on planning for healthy cities, including how to improve governance arrangements
|5:15 – 6:00pm||Session 10: Imperatives and policies to deliver healthy cities –
Reflections on the Summit and closing comments
Meredith Sussex, Chair, Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area, Ministerial Advisory Committee
The Future Melbourne Network, The Heart Foundation, The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Infrastructure and technology companies • Land use and infrastructure sector planners • Investors and financiers • Public health professionals • Local government decision makers • Students and Academics • Community representatives • Federal and State government departments and agencies • Consultants and designers