Events

State of Australian Cities -National Conference 2015

    • Date

    • Time

      8:40AM - 12:45PM
    • RSVP

      Wed 02 Dec 2015
    • Location

      QT Hotel, Gold Coast 7 Staghorn Avenue, Gold Coast
  • State of Australian Cities National Conference 2015

The State of Australian Cities national conference has been held biennially since 2003 and in 2015 returns to Queensland when it will be held in the City of Gold Coast, from December 9-11. The conference has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship in the work presented and to fostering productive dialogue between academic researchers, policy makers and other urban practitioners.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit the Gold Coast, to attend the conference and to present a paper that reflects your current research interests. The 2015 conference invites contributions under the traditional themes of economy, social, environmental, urban structures, governance and movement as well as a new theme of cities and health. Further details of these themes are included under the call for papers.

The main conference will again be preceded by a Symposium for PhD candidates and early career researchers, organised in conjunction with the new Australian Early Career Urban Research Network.

The city of Gold Coast can be a contradictory and contested place, sometimes celebrated for its entrepreneurial approach to growth and occasionally criticised for its local culture. Renowned for its ecosystems and the environmental attractions of its hinterland, the city is also vulnerable to many of the hazards exacerbated by climate change. As the second largest local government in the country its planning regime has to confront the challenge of promoting economic growth while protecting the assets that make the city popular.

It is therefore an ideal location for Australia’s urban scholars to gather and learn more about the state of Australian cities, and to debate how our work can best contribute to the planning of our cities and metropolitan regions.

- See more at: http://soacconference.com.au/#sthash.7zEtMTvT.dpuf

The State of Australian Cities national conference has been held biennially since 2003 and in 2015 returns to Queensland when it will be held in the City of Gold Coast, from December 9-11. The conference has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship in the work presented and to fostering productive dialogue between academic researchers, policy makers and other urban practitioners.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit the Gold Coast, to attend the conference and to present a paper that reflects your current research interests. The 2015 conference invites contributions under the traditional themes of economy, social, environmental, urban structures, governance and movement as well as a new theme of cities and health. Further details of these themes are included under the call for papers.

The main conference will again be preceded by a Symposium for PhD candidates and early career researchers, organised in conjunction with the new Australian Early Career Urban Research Network.

The city of Gold Coast can be a contradictory and contested place, sometimes celebrated for its entrepreneurial approach to growth and occasionally criticised for its local culture. Renowned for its ecosystems and the environmental attractions of its hinterland, the city is also vulnerable to many of the hazards exacerbated by climate change. As the second largest local government in the country its planning regime has to confront the challenge of promoting economic growth while protecting the assets that make the city popular.

It is therefore an ideal location for Australia’s urban scholars to gather and learn more about the state of Australian cities, and to debate how our work can best contribute to the planning of our cities and metropolitan regions.

- See more at: http://soacconference.com.au/#sthash.7zEtMTvT.dpuf

You have been invited!

The State of Australian Cities national conference has been held biennially since 2003 and in 2015 returns to Queensland when it will be held in the City of Gold Coast, from December 9-11. The conference has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship in the work presented and to fostering productive dialogue between academic researchers, policy makers and other urban practitioners.

The main conference will again be preceded by a Symposium for PhD candidates and early career researchers, organised in conjunction with the new Australian Early Career Urban Research Network.

The city of Gold Coast can be a contradictory and contested place, sometimes celebrated for its entrepreneurial approach to growth and occasionally criticised for its local culture. Renowned for its ecosystems and the environmental attractions of its hinterland, the city is also vulnerable to many of the hazards exacerbated by climate change. As the second largest local government in the country its planning regime has to confront the challenge of promoting economic growth while protecting the assets that make the city popular.

It is therefore an ideal location for Australia’s urban scholars to gather and learn more about the state of Australian cities, and to debate how our work can best contribute to the planning of our cities and metropolitan regions.