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5th Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable Conference 2012 - Call for papers NOW OPEN


Call for papers NOW OPEN 

The 5th Healthy Cities: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities Conference will be a platform for Government and Industry sector professionals to discuss causes, effects and solutions that relate to population health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change, urban design and more.  

Conference host Geelong, is Victoria's second largest City and offers a diverse range of food, wine, cultural and recreation attractions and colonial history. A waterfront city, it is also the major gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road. Beautifully preserved historic buildings capture the region’s colourful past at towns like Queenscliff, Port Fairy and Portland.  

There are a number of National Trust properties open to the public which offer a fascinating insight into the early colonial days.  Geelong takes full advantage of its unique north-facing bay with fabulous waterfront eateries, landscaped beach-gardens and walking paths set against the backdrop of Corio Bay. 

"This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals in the public and private sector," said Mayor Cr John Mitchell.

"Everyone from social planners and urban designers to waste management professionals and environmental groups will benefit from attending this conference," he said. 

"The conference will feature a variety of presentations and workshops that will trigger plenty of new ideas and solutions for the future development of our region." 

"I look forward to listening to some of the speakers and seeing the innovations and strategies that come out of this national conference,” said Mayor Cr Mitchell.

Confirmed presenters include;

Dr Agis D. Tsouros, Head, Policy and Cross-cutting Programmes and Regional Director’s Special Projects, World Health Organization, Denmark
Professor Rob Adams, Director of Design and Culture at the City of Melbourne
Peter Kenyon, Director of The Bank of Ideas WA
Cr Debbie Blumel, Sunshine Coast Regional Council Qld, Chair of Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast and represents Queensland local governments on the National Sea Change Taskforce Executive.
David Engwicht, Director, Creative Communities International Qld
Philip D. Allsopp, RIBA, FRSA Co-founder of Transpolis Global, Arizona USA
Prof Evelyne De Leeuw - Chair in Community Health Systems and Policy Faculty of Health, Deakin University  VIC
Matt Coetzee, Business Manager, Government at Aurecon Aust

Details on how to speak at the conference are available on the website, a book of proceedings is published after each event and peer reviewing of papers is available. 

Kind regards 

Tracey Toovey 

5th Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable Conference 2012
The Mercure Hotel and Conference Centre, Geelong, Victoria - 6th to the 8th of June - 2012
Secretariat Tele: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: 07 5527 3298
Blog and Twitter details available on the website. 


Wed 6 Jun 2012 - Fri 8 Jun 2012 (All day)


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Created 24th January 2012

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