City/Government Leaders


Global Speakers


Case Studies


Networking Days


Site Tours


Champagne Networking

About This Conference

The ANZ Sustainable and Resilient Cities Forum: Sustainable Planning, Urban Regeneration and Smart Technologies, set to take place on 30 September - 2 October 2024 in Melbourne, is a pivotal event bringing together urban planners, policymakers, technologists and sustainability experts to chart the course for more livable and resilient Australian cities.

Over three inspiration-filled days, attendees will dive deep into innovative solutions and global best practices across key areas - from sustainable master-planning and urban regeneration to smart infrastructure and intelligent mobility. Through insightful plenaries and interactive workshops, participants will tackle pressing urban challenges and co-create a vision for the future Australian city - one that puts people first while balancing economic, social and environmental sustainability.

The conference will showcase pioneering local and international case studies on leveraging technology for climate-positive urban transformation. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with leading solution providers and forge meaningful partnerships to turn urban innovation into on-ground impact.

We invite you to join us at this milestone event as we bring together the best and brightest minds to develop a roadmap for resilient, inclusive and thriving urban centers across Australia. Be part of inspiring conversations that will lead to real change. Help shape the sustainable cities of the future.

Global Thought Leaders & Speakers

Andre Schonfeldt

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Dardanup

Chris White


City of Prospect

Alice Percy

General Manager

City of Darwin

Jess Karlsson

Executive Director

Shire of Derby

Mark Irwin

Mayor and Councillor

City of Stirling

Steve O’Connor

Chair of Parramatta Local Planning Panel

City of Parramatta

Dr. Mark Davey

Chief Planner

Hamilton City Council

Kieran McKernan

Committee Member, Coordinator Strategic Development

Frankston City Council

Stephanie Johnston

Member of State Planning Commission

State Planning Commission South Australia

Danielle Eveleigh

Council Member

City of Palmerston

Arman Abrahimzadeh


City of Adelaide

Bruce Lancashire


Brimbank City Council

Dr. Rag Upadhyaya

Director Infrastructure Services

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Linda Perrine


Willoughby City Council

James Ruprai


Shoalhaven City Council

Michaele Adair


Housing Trust

Peter Fitchat


Shire of Dundas

Nancy Chang

Executive Director

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

Patrick Hastings

Acting CEO

Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Ben Nicholson

Deputy President

Australasian Green Infrastructure Network

6 Powerful Reasons To Join Us This September - October

  • Gain insights into the forefront of sustainable urban planning, and refine your strategies with resilience and innovation to influence the future of Australian cities.
  • Learn about the latest trends and technologies in areas like urban analytics, intelligent mobility, circular economy, green infrastructure, AI in urban planning, autonomous transportation, and more.
  • Gain unparalleled insights and engage in an exchange of visionary ideas and collaborative opportunities, facilitated by a platform that connects you with distinguised experts and influential leaders spearheading the global sustainable transformation of cities.
  • Gain actionable insights from innovative case studies on leveraging technology for climate-positive urban transformation.
  • Engage with a dynamic community of professionals, urban planners, and innovators dedicated to sustainable urban development, and capitalize on the unique opportunities presented by this forum to forge partnerships that promote collective advancement.
  • Participate in intellectually stimulating discussions and debates that challenge the status quo in urban regeneration and smart technologies, as these exchanges are crucial for sparking new ideas and insights.

Major Conference Themes

How Geospatial Intelligence And Satellite Imagery Can Better Inform Urban Planning Decisions For Sustainability

Using Digital Twins To Simulate And Analyze Urban Environments For Better Planning And Management

Setting And Achieving Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals Through Clean Transportation, Energy Efficient Buildings, And Managing Waste

Transforming Old Buildings Into Functional Spaces While Preserving Historical Value

Leveraging Technology For Smarter Traffic Control, Public Transit Optimization, And Pedestrian Safety

Designing Cities To Withstand And Adapt To Climate Change Impacts

How Modular Construction Methods Can Improve Housing Affordability Amid Urban Growth

Using Data Analytics To Inform Policies, Incentives, Infrastructure Investments To Improve Conservation And Drought Resilience

Leveraging Eco-Friendly Public Transportation And Infrastructure To Reduce Carbon Footprint And Enhance Accessibility

Leveraging AI To Analyze And Improve Urban Planning And Services

Utilizing Sophisticated Sensors And Data Analytics To Monitor And Improve Urban Air Quality

How Smart Sensors Help Cities Better Prepare For Flood Events

Leveraging AI And Machine Learning To Better Model And Predict Future Infrastructure Needs, Traffic Patterns, Resource Demands, Etc To Improve Long Term Planning

How Digital Civic Engagement Platforms Enable Broader Community Input Into City Decisions

Utilizing Big Data To Inform Sustainable Urban Planning Decisions

Integration Of Urban Agriculture Into City Planning For Local Food Production

Conference At A Glance

  • Sustainable Urban Planning Using Geospatial Technology: Sydney’s Sustainable City Initiative Utilizing Geospatial Intelligence To Optimize Urban Development And Environmental Sustainability
  • Climate Resilient Urban Planning: How Brisbane Designed A Climate Resilient City
  • Housing Affordability Through Modular Construction And Pre-Fabrication: How NSW Government Plan To Use Modular Construction And Pre-Fabrication To Close 377,000 Housing Gap
  • Debate Session: Is Urban Renewal Destroying Heritage And Displacing Communities?
  • AI-Driven Urban Analytics: How The City Of Newcastle Leverages AI And Analytics To Drive City Planning And Urban Regeneration
  • Stormwater Management: How Upper Hunter Shire Council Smart Sensors Help The City In Sustainable Stormwater Management Initiatives And New Developments
  • Predictive Analytics For Infrastructure Planning: Melbourne Employs Machine Learning For Infrastructure Planning
  • Panel Address: Creating Affordable Housing - What Makes It So Challenging And What Are The Solutions?
  • Site Tour 1: Monash University, Net Zero & Sustainability
  • Site Tour 2: Deakin University, School Of Architecture And Built Environment

Download Brochure

You can download our conference brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this conference, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
USA: +1 888 745 8875

30 September 2024: Champagne Networking Session

We would like to invite you to the champagne networking session at the end of the first day of our conference. During this event, you will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of industry leaders and business partners, as well as broaden your business networks.

This powerful networking session will give you access to key influencers and our partners in the industry who have a wealth of experience and knowledge through the sessions they deliver at the main conference.

02 October 2024: Site Tour to Monash University, Net Zero & Sustainability

Monash University offers attendees a unique opportunity to explore one of Australia's leading Universities renowned for its advancements in sustainable urban development and resilience. The University creates change through deep collaboration and co-design, working in close partnership with government, industry and communities to amplify their impact on sustainability. Participants will have the chance to witness these partnerships in action, exploring various projects and initiatives that highlight Monash University's role as a catalyst in driving sustainable change.

02 October 2024: Site Tour to Deakin University, School of Architecture and Built Environment

Deakin University is renowned for its forward-thinking approach and commitment to sustainability, making it an ideal venue for discussions on sustainable planning, urban regeneration, and smart technologies. The university's innovative academic programs and research initiatives have placed it at the forefront of addressing contemporary challenges in the built environment. Participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to explore Deakin's state-of-the-art facilities, engage with its leading academics and researchers, and gain insights from ongoing projects that embody the principles of sustainability and resilience in urban design.