Second Cities: Smaller and Smarter Symposium

Monday, 29 October 2018, 03:00 pm — Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 04:00 pm

Location NeW Space, City Campus
Contact Maree Campbell
RSVP Monday, 22 October 2018

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Second Cities: Smaller and Smarter provides an international platform for airing and contesting leading contemporary thought in urban and regional planning and development. The symposium showcases Greater Newcastle’s experience and potential on its journey to becoming a global ‘second city’. It also offers the opportunity to explore aspects of the important city-region nexus of economic flows, and travel for work and recreation.

Second cities host many of the world’s people and much of its economic activity. What are they? How do they differ from major metropolitan centres? What makes them thrive? What does not work and why?

Drawing on local, national and global expertise, the symposium provides a forum for analysing, debating and informing thinking on the evolution of second cities toward a state characterised by resilience, sustainability and liveability. It explores innovation and disruption in urban design, city and regional planning, economic development, technology development, health, education, innovation, liveability and wellbeing.

The key themes of innovation, infrastructure and liveability will be discussed in keynotes, panel sessions, walking workshops, and clinics.