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Future of Suburbia – One Day Conference

April 18

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This one day international event focuses on the opportunities for enhanced economic, community and property development of Australia’s suburban centres and landscape. Keynote Speaker Dr Alan Berger, MIT.

Presented by:

Alan M. Berger is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and also Co-Director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism.  He is founding director of P-REX lab at MIT – a research lab focused on environmental problems caused by urbanization, including the design, remediation, and reuse of waste landscapes worldwide. Alan’s latest book was released in October 2017 – Infinite Suburbia.

An international keynote address “Infinite Suburbia” by Dr Alan Berger (reflecting the title of a new global study into the suburban condition by Dr Berger and Joel Kotkin from Chapman University, California) will lead into a high powered plenary panel discussion, followed by three further moderated sessions highlighting:

  • A sustainable future for suburbia – Moderated by Gavan Ranger, Arkhefield
  • The future of employment in suburbia
  • Planning the future of suburbia – Moderated by Michael Kerry

Joining Alan Berger to debate the issues are civic leaders and experts in the development, urban planning, design and research disciplines.

This once only event will appeal to developers, urban planners, architects, economic and community development officials, infrastructure providers, government agencies, sustainability experts, and all professionals with an interest in the wider opportunities of urban development. International perspectives from global thought leaders will mix with local issues and point to practical solutions.

Early bird tickets go on sale February. Places are limited.

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Hosted by:


Sponsor or panellist opportunities please enquire with:

Annie Macnaughton – annie@bda.org.au

Ross Elliott – ross.elliott@app.com.au

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