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2nd International Urban Design Conference
Start Date 02/09/2009
End Date 04/09/2009
Location Gold Coast 
Country Australia 
Description Join us for the 2nd International Urban Design Conference Survival: Implementing Tomorrow’s City being held on the Gold Coast Australia.

Our cities are facing far greater challenges in this era of failing global markets, climate change, peak oil, unprecedented population and urban growth in the face of diminishing natural habitats. We’ve identified these threats and risks, but how are we to implement a successful blueprint for tomorrow's sustainable city?

The conference will identify and address ways to implement best practice sustainable actions and showcase exemplar projects for leaders, designers and communities to understand the complex issues involved and how to apply these to meet individual urban design challenges.

Our cities are where we live, work and play. There is now a sense of urgency to put into place the measures that will ensure a sustainable and responsible future for our living environment – survival measures for our cities.

The conference will focus on a variety of themes and topics:

Economically vibrant cities
Cities with integrated transport systems that are well connected for pedestrians and cyclists
Carbon neutral cities
Energy efficient building design
Diverse housing solutions
Effective governance, leadership, and partnering
Sustainable higher density development
Renewable development
Socially and culturally responsive cities
Cities which place priority on natural habitats and species retention
Sustainable infrastructure
Well connected equitable public spaces
Food and resource vulnerability
Relocation of displaced communities due to climate change. 

URL www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au/
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