Housing future communities / Conference sessions

Major concurrent session

Thursday 29 August 2019
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Planning for our future communities

Following worldwide trends of rapid urbanisation and centralisation of all aspects of life and work, Australians are living in urban areas at higher rates than ever before. What is the impact of population growth on our housing system, services and suburbs? How can we ensure Australia’s swelling major and developing cities remain productive and liveable for all Australians?


Keynote presenters

Jessica Christiansen-Franks
Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics
Jessica Christiansen-Franks is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics of urbanisation. Passionate about creating neighbourhoods people love and feel connected to, Jessica is a thought leader in innovative citizen participatio... view


Anna Bardsley
Associate Director - Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
Anna Bardsley is an Associate Director of Policy and Research at Infrastructure Australia where she provides advice to governments, industry and the community on productivity-enhancing infrastructure reforms. Anna was the project director of the Future Cities paper, released in ear... view
Peter Gill
Director, Urbis
Peter Gill is one of Queensland’s leading urban planners. His passion lies in the ‘weave’ of planning; the development of the big idea and framing bespoke market responsive delivery over time, to the delivery of ‘on the ground’ success throu... view


Prof Chris Leishman
Director - Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide
Professor Chris Leishman is a housing economist, and is Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Adelaide. Chris is currently an editor for the Urban Studies journal, and was previous... view