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Future of Suburbia – One Day International Conference

April 18

8 out of 10 people in Brisbane live and work in the suburbs…the future of Suburbia is coming.

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 Professor Alan Berger, MIT.

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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 Professor 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 – Moderated by Chris Mountford, PCA
  • Planning the future of suburbia – Moderated by Michael Kerry

Joining Alan Berger to debate the issues are Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities,  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.

Tickets on SALE NOW. Places are limited.


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Sponsor opportunities please enquire with:

Annie Macnaughton – annie@bda.org.au

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



Room ThreeSixty, QUT Gardens Point
2 George Street
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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