Smart Urban Futures conference 2016

The Smart Urban Futures National Conference will be held in Melbourne on 22 and 23 March 2016.

Smart Urban Futures 2016

Victoria Walks and MAV have announced a stellar line up of speakers for the conference.  Two related events will be offered on 21 March – a masterclass in travel demand management and behaviour change; and a workshop on exercise and brain health, especially as we age.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Robert Sallis, Physician Spokesperson for the Every Body Walk! Campaign, a coalition of American organisations which recently led to the U.S. Surgeon General issuing a Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.
  • Rose McArthur, Technical Director of Integrated Transport for Mott MacDonald, a global consultancy based in the UK.  Rose helped deliver the travel demand management programs for the London 2012 Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy and Public Participation.
  • Gyles Bendall, Urban Design Program Leader for Auckland Council.

Further details can be found on the Municipal Association of Victoria website and the VictoriaWalks website.