The Symposium, hosted by the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (FADP) and the United States Studies Centre (USSC), under the auspices of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (IUPEA), provides an ideal opportunity to examine and compare emerging responses to planning for and developing sustainable cities.
For almost two decades, a series of international symposiums organised under the auspices of the IUPEA (in the US, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, Thailand, Germany and China) have brought together researchers, planning professionals and environmental managers, public officials, and representatives of NGOs. The formal and informal exchanges which take place at these events have proven to be a valuable source of ideas for designing new programs, developing an international network of researchers and practitioners, and generating a significant body of publications.
About Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (FADP)
The Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning is one of 16 faculties within The University of Sydney. Through the faculty's research and teaching programs it is committed to improving the quality designed environments, both digital and physical, by providing our students and the broader community with a high level of professional and intellectual insight into the vital and current debates on the future of our recreational, employment and residential environments.
The Faculty has an outstanding reputation for research across with an enviable publishing record. It is the home of a number of respected academic journals including Architectural Science Review and Architectural Theory Review, while the Planning Research Centre (PRC) continues to further fundamental research into the physical planning and development of cities and metropolitan regions.
The activities of the PRC are guided by a number of aims and objectives:
- To undertake applied research on urban planning issues in New South Wales and Australia, and to widely publicise and communicate research results;
- Provide seminars and round-tables highlighting cutting-edge research in the field of urban planning;
- Provide a forum for politicians, senior civil servants and consultants to discuss issues of importance to planning in New South Wales;
- Provide continuing professional education to urban planners in New South Wales.
The PRC hosts an active program of events by sponsoring seminars in specialised fields, holding professional development courses, and promoting the publication of research material. Many of our events carry professional development points with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
The PRC has strong links with community, industry and professional planning practice and an active membership comprised of academics, members of government and industry, and practicing planners.
About United States Studies Centre (USSC)
Since opening its doors in 2008, the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has taken significant strides towards increasing the understanding of the United States in Australia. Through one-of-a-kind educational programs and cutting-edge think tank research, the Centre is leading the way in the study of the US outside America and building bridges between the two countries.
Through its Dow Sustainability Program, the centre brings together Industry, academic and policy experts from Australia and the US to develop action-oriented solutions to a range of sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, food and biodiversity that are technologically innovative, commercially scalable and politically viable. Specifically, the UPE 10: Next City Symposium, continues the center's focus on specific policy areas relating to developing sustainable cities.
The collaboration between the United States Studies Centre and the University of Sydney, FADP to convene this year's Symposium in Sydney, aims to further policy and research outcomes to support the development of Sustainable Cities.
Local Organising Committee
- Associate Professor Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney, Co-Chair
- Professor Peter Phibbs, University of Western Sydney, Co-Chair
- Associate Professor Susan Thompson, University of NSW, Co-Chair
- Sandy Burgoyne, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
- Adrienne Keane, Macquarie University, Co-Convenor PhD Colloquium
- Amit Bhattarai, University of Sydney, Co-Convenor PhD Colloquium
- Associate Professor Roderick Simpson, University of Sydney
- Dr Paul Jones, University of Sydney
- Professor Barbara Norman, University of Canberra
- Professor Deo Prasad, University of NSW
- Professor Ed Blakely, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
- The Hon. Robert Hill, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
- Associate Professor Paul Maginn, University of Western Australia
- Sarah Hill, President, Planning Institute of Australia NSW Division
- Departmental representatives from the City of Sydney,Major Cities Unit, Infrastructure Australia and NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney
Associate Professor Nicole Gurran
United States Studies Centre
Sandy Burgoyne, Project Lead, Urban Environments, Dow Sustainability Program
Telephone:+61 3 9682 044