WELCOME

Australian cities are not just places to live and work- they also promote the health and well-being of residents.

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

CONFERENCE OPENING

The inaugural Designing Healthy Liveable Cities Conference will be opened by the honourable Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne.

Mr Wynne has been Victoria’s Member for Richmond since 1999. In previous Labor governments, Mr Wynne has served as the Minster for Housing, Aboriginal Affairs and Local Government. His university studies and early career were in social work and criminology, and he also spent six years as a councillor with the City of Melbourne. Mr Wynne served as the Lord Mayor in 1991.

As Planning Minister, Mr Wynne strives to create a legacy where the tall buildings and diverse streetscapes are connected. Mr Wynne makes decisions based on Victoria’s long-term economic and social needs and strives for liveability in Victoria’s cities and regional areas.

SPEAKERS

Our speakers are leaders in urban planning and public health.

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Ester Cerin

Institute for Health & Ageing, ACU

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Billie Giles-Corti

Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, RMIT University

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Jim Sallis

Australian Catholic University

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Paul Murrain

Paul Murrain Urban Design

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Gavin Turrell

Institute for Health and Ageing (Australian Catholic University)

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Hannah Badland

RMIT University

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Evan Jones

University of Western Australia

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Paula Hooper

Centre for the Built Environment and Health, University of Western Australia

PROGRAM

The conference is designed to explore how research can be translated into real-world improvements in how we design and build cities.

Leading experts will delve into current and emerging issues such as planning for an ageing population, the potential disruption of autonomous vehicles, measuring liveability, and how to evaluate urban policy.

In concurrent sessions, presentations will explain new and important discoveries, and their implications. They will conclude with panel discussions featuring relevant government and industry representatives. Together with the researchers, they will explore how policy and practice can change to support community health and wellbeing.

Registration and Arrival Tea and Coffee

45mins

Level 7 Terrace

Billie Giles-Corti, Peter Seamer & The Hon. Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning

Conference Open by The Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning

Leading experts will delve into current and emerging issues such as planning for an ageing population, the potential disruption of autonomous vehicles, measuring liveability, and how to evaluate urban policy. The Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning will open the conference.

30mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Billie Giles-Corti, Peter Seamer & The Hon. Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning

Jim Sallis & Paul Murrain

Plenary 1: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities

75mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Jim Sallis & Paul Murrain

Morning Tea

30mins

Level 7 Terrace

Concurrent Session 1

Active Transport
Food and Alcohol
Urban Greening

90mins

Level 1 & 2

Lunch

60mins

Level 7 Terrace

Concurrent Session 2

Walkability and Active Transport
Design Support Tools (1 of 2)
Housing and Social Infrastructure

90mins

Level 2

Afternoon Tea

30mins

Level 7 Terrace

Gavin Turrell & Ester Cerin

Plenary 2: Planning for an Ageing Population

60mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Gavin Turrell & Ester Cerin

Concurrent Session 3

Economic Benefits of Healthy Communities
Urban Forest Masterclass
Built Environment and Health

75mins

Level 2 & 3

Conference Reception

90mins

Captain Melville Restaurant and Bar, 34 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Arrival Tea and Coffee

30mins

Level 7 Terrace

Margie Tannock & Amy Child

Plenary 3: The Future of Sustainable Transport

75mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Margie Tannock & Amy Child

Morning Tea

30mins

Level 7 Terrace

Sandy Austin, Hannah Badland, Jonathon Arundal, Jade Munro & Oliver Richards

Plenary 4: Are Australian Cities Healthy and Liveable

75mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Sandy Austin, Hannah Badland, Jonathon Arundal, Jade Munro & Oliver Richards

Lunch

60mins

Level 7 Terrace

Concurrent Session 4

Walkability and Health
Design Support Tools (2 of 2)
Liveability Index

90mins

Level 2

Afternoon Tea

30mins

Level 7 Terrace

Evan Jones, Mike Day, Billie Giles-Corti & Paula Hooper

Plenary 5: Policy, Practice and Proof for Healthy Liveable Cities

60mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

Evan Jones, Mike Day, Billie Giles-Corti & Paula Hooper

Conference Close

15mins

Level 7 Lecture Theatre

ABOUT

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities

Our vision is to create environments where people can be healthy and connected through access to liveable and equitable communities. Since 2014, we have been a source of high-quality and policy-relevant research that informs healthy urban design and planning.

Our projects are interdisciplinary and rely on a network of over 70 collaborators across Australia. They are excited to share their work at this conference and explore how it can be applied to improve public health outcomes in cities.

Our researchers are based at RMIT University, The University of Western Australia, Australian Catholic University, The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales and Deakin University.

We have developed strong links with industry to ensure our work leads to real-world outcomes. Our foundation industry partners are Planning Institute of Australia, The Heart Foundation, the Smart Cities Plan (Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), and the Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services.

We also collaborate with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network and The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Programme.)

Principal Funder

REGISTER

Conference Registration

Standard Registration is now open until Friday 29 September.

Registration includes all sessions, catered tea breaks and lunches, the Conference Reception, and access to conference material.

Conference Reception

Conference Reception tickets are available for purchase outside of the Conference Registration package.

Please note that the Conference Reception is included with Conference Registration

The fees outlined above are in Australian Dollars, inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax.

Delegates are to register their attendance using the online registration portal. Payment must be made at the time of registration using a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Club). The following processing fees will be incurred:  2.8% for VISA and MasterCard, 3.6% for AMEX and 4.95% for Diners. Please note that debits to your credit card will appear as “All Occasions Group” on your statement.

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Registrations will be acknowledged by email to the address nominated at the time of registration. A tax invoice and receipt will be attached to this email. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours of registering, please contact conference@aomevents.com

The All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel) complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Conference including but not limited to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Centre for Research Excellence (CRE), the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.

By registering to attend this Conference, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or 08 8125 2233.

By attending this Conference, you grant the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) and the All Occasions Group the right to use your image and likeness for marketing and promotional purposes, unless you specifically request removal of the photo or video in writing by emailing your details, the photos details and the Conference name to conference@aomevents.com detailing your request.

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the National Heath and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Centre of Research Excellene (CRE) and the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The NHMRC, CRE, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the Conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility.

Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through the cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The NHMRC, CRE, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Delegates unable to attend the Conference are welcome to nominate a substitute delegate. If there is no one that can be nominated as a substitute delegate, a refund of registration fees, less a cancellation fee of $120 will be made if the written cancellation is received by close of business on 18 September 2017. Registration cancellations received after close of business on 18 September 2017 and up to seven days prior to the Conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within seven days of the Conference; however a substitute delegate may still be nominated.

SPONSORSHIP

A special thank you to our sponsors

Principal Sponsor

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is finding out how we can build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Conference Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. We provide insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes.

Conference Supporter

AURIN is a national collaboration delivering e-research infrastructure to empower better decisions for Australia’s human settlements and their future development.

Conference Sponsor

IHA employs a multidisciplinary approach to find new and innovative ways of enhancing the lives of older people and their carers, families and communities across a range of physical, social, economic and cultural settings.

Keynote Sponsor

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Our primary focus is promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

venue

The Designing Healthy Liveable Cities Conference will be held at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University Swanston Academic Building. RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands.

RMIT University

80, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9925 5555

more information

STREAT is a non-profit social enterprise devoted to young people who really need a hand. We focus on ensuring these young people have somewhere to belong and are thriving with a healthy life, home and job.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation has been reserved in close proximity to the RMIT University with special conference rates when booked through All Occasions Management. Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come first-served basis. The accommodation availability and prices shown are current at this time; however, they are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplier. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions carefully before completing your registration.

Contact us

Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group
12 Stirling Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2200
Fax: (08) 8125 2233
Email: conference@aomevents.com
Website: www.alloccasionsgroup.com