The 4th International Urban Design Conference 2011 – Australia

The 4th International Urban Design Conference is being held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa from the 21st – 23rd September 2011. The theme of the Conference is Resilience in Urban Design through measures such as supported interconnectivity, appropriate densification within urban footprints, multiple transit modes and walkability, socially inclusive design, economic resilience, and adaptive built environments.

Resilience in Urban Design is a chance to reinforce and highlight these resilient solutions for our citywide planning, design & infrastructure – to be able to successfully address emerging challenges brought about by climate change, peak oil crisis, population growth, social disengagement, technological disparity, rising pollution and waste, demands on food production, rising carbon emissions, and diminishing habitat and biodiversity.

We will foster informed debate and stimulate those both in and allied to the urban design and planning professions.

The conference streams will include:

  • Resilience in urban design
  • Sustainable infrastructure & transport
  • Population growth, densification & urban renewal
  • Ecocities & energy efficient, carbon neutral buildings
  • Responsive & inclusive public spaces & built environment
  • Effective governance & leadership

For full details on keynote speakers, program and to register please go to