Smaller & Smarter Cities: International Symposium 2019

9 Oct 2019 from 12:00am - 11 Oct 2019 until 12:00am

Smaller & Smarter Cities

The Smaller & Smarter Cities: International Symposium 2019 is Australia’s premier forum for addressing the opportunities and challenges facing major, non-capital cities here and abroad.

With increasing pressure on capital cities, governments across the world are looking for new ways to stimulate and leverage the economic and social contribution of regions and their cities.

The 2019 Smaller & Smarter Cities: International Symposium provides a forum for debate, discussion and analysis. The focus is on building socio-economic diversification and resilience.

The program comprises 30 international, national and local speakers across approximately 20 sessions sharing best practice on the challenges, trends and emerging opportunities in the sustainable and inclusive development of smaller cities.

Speakers and panellists are real-world practitioners in business, planning, management, consultancy and government.

Keynote speakers:

  • Nigel Jacob, co-Founder of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Ellie Cosgrave, co-Director, Urban Innovation and Policy Lab, University College London
  • Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal  Scientist, CSIRO's Data61
  • Jim Betts, Secretary, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

For more information and registration visit:

NeW Space
, University of Newcastle, 409 Hunter Street, Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.