We welcome paper presentations and posters addressing any of the Symposium's four, loosely linked themes:
1. Next City Society and Culture
Urban cultures, heritage and design
Social equity, housing and community planning
Indigenous perspectives, ethnicity, culture and place
Globalisation and migration
Public concern for local effects of climate change
Responses to local resource constraints
2. Next City Economy
Economic planning and development
Transport and infrastructure
Rural and regional planning
Local impacts of changes in energy sources
Economic implications of climate change
3. Next City Ecology
Biodiversity conservation and resource management
Urban development and renewal
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
4. Next City Governance
Spatial policies, comparative planning law and systems
Governance and politics
GIS, visualisation and creative media
Local political responses to climate change
All papers and poster presentations will undergo a double blind peer review process.
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Publications and conference proceedings
Papers may be selected for inclusion in themed publications following the Symposium. The papers for the book will be selected according to theme and fit. As well, participants may elect to submit papers for blind refereed conference proceedings to be published on line (meeting Australian Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) specifications).
Papers are currently under peer review and any authors who haven't yet received review back will have an additional time to allow them to make changes, if required, before resubmission
Presenters intending to submit full papers for inclusion in the blind refereed conference proceedings or, consideration for an edited book, must submit full papers by 6 July 2012. Papers will be reviewed prior to the Symposium, and revised papers will be due on 31 August 2012.
Late paper submissions for the conference proceedings will not be accepted.
The template for the preparation of full papers is available at http://www.upe10.org/template.doc
The link for submission of the full paper for peer review can be found at the bottom of your acceptance email.
Frederick Steiner is dean of the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Dean Steiner earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati. His most recent books are Urban Ecological Design. A Process for Regenerative Places (with Danilo Palazzo) and Design for a Vulnerable Planet.
Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins three other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in housing, real estate finance and environmental issues.
His extensive experience in urban revitalization-what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment-is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise.
Since January 2006, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement.
David Schlosberg is Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Professor Schlosberg is known nationally and internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory, in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice (most recently Defining Environmental Justice, Oxford 2007). He is a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford 2011), and is co-authoring a book on The Climate-Challenged Society (forthcoming from Oxford in 2013).
Elisabeth M. Hamin
Elisabeth M. Hamin is an associate professor of regional planning in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning department at the University of Massachusetts (2001 - present), and graduate program director for the PhD in Regional Planning. She previously taught at Iowa State University (1995-2001), and holds a Ph.D. from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania (1997) and a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1986). Her teaching and research centers on land use and climate change, and particularly the nexus between adaptation and mitigation and local planning.
Thomas Wright is the Executive Director of Regional Plan Association (RPA), the nation's oldest private regional planning organization. Projects he has directed include the Draft Vision Plan for the City of Newark (2006) and A Region at Risk: The Third Regional Plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area (1996). He participated in planning and organizing "Listening to the City," the historic electronic town hall forum on the World Trade Center site held in July, 2002 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Mr. Wright manages a staff of 35, oversees budgeting and fiscal planning for a $6 million organization, and coordinates a 60-member Board of Directors.
Professor Will Steffen
Professor Will Steffen is Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, served on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) in 2010-11, and is currently a Climate Commissioner. He is also Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative, a joint venture of ANU and the University of Canberra. From 1998 to mid-2004, Steffen served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability and climate change, with a focus on urban systems.
Armando Carbonell is Co-chair of America 2050 and the Chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. His areas of expertise include city and regional planning, property rights and regulation, and land use and the environment. He teaches planning at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to the Lincoln Institute, Carbonell was the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, a regional planning and land use regulatory agency. Carbonell received his A.B. degree from Clark University and a Doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.
Rodin is an internationally recognised and award winning industry and cluster development expert.
His work has been widely reported in the Australian and Danish financial press.
Rodin's ability to develop strategies and business plans and then turn these into profitable opportunities for leading food processing, engineering, electronics and intelligent manufacturing, and industrial design companies is why he has earned an international reputation for "turning ideas into action".
Rodin is unique in his ability to turn regional, industry and cluster strategies into investment outcomes and collaborations that lead to new global joint ventures between companies. This led The Australian Financial Review to conclude "Genoff is the type of knowledge worker capable of the creativity to [undertake such work]".
Peter Verwer is Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia, which is the nation's leading advocate for the $600 billion investment property industry.
As well as pursuing its core business of advocacy and public affairs, the Property Council operates learning, research, publishing and networking businesses. Peter's current political priorities are tax modernisation, sustainability, finance and regulatory reform.
Dorte Ekelund is the Executive Director of the Major Cities Unit in the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport. The Major Cities Unit is the Australian Government's urban policy think tank responsible for producing the National Urban Policy - Our Cities, Our Future and for annual State of Australian Cities reporting.
Dorte has extensive experience in urban planning across all levels of government, and prior to joining the Commonwealth held senior roles in the Western Australian and ACT Governments.
Dorte's work has included urban development coordination, infrastructure planning, statutory and strategic planning, planning system reform and governance reform.
She has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Class 1 Honours) and a Masters of Business Administration.
Professor Deo Prasad is Director of the Sustainable Development Program at the University of New South Wales. He has worked on milestone projects including Australia's first solar village, Sydney Olympics, advanced tools for building performance assessments emerging green building technologies and numerous other projects. He has published in excess of 170 key papers in this field including books such as 'Designing with Solar Power' (EarthScan - commissioned by IEA), Energy efficient Australian Housing (AGPS) and Global Warming and the Built Environment (FPSpon).
Deo has directed the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Built Environments for 12 years. He sits on many Boards and Committees internationally in this field (Canadian Net Zero Energy Buildings Network, Korean Eco-Peace Leadership Foundation, Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, Shanghai, Special Committee on Urbanisation at UNEP, Bangkok, International Solar Energy Society (Freiburg - Director Asia Pacific), Standards Australia committee on Energy Efficient Buildings and many more).
He has won an Australian National Research Innovation Award (Federal Govt) for 'outstanding achievement in innovative research and development relating to efficient use of energy'; the NSW Government 2004 Green Globe Award for 'showing leadership and commitment to promoting renewable energy supply' as well as the 2006 Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Award for contribution to research and design of sustainable buildings. He also chairs the Global civil Society Forum (Asia Pacific).
Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia
Romilly Madew leads Australia’s peak industry association responsible for creating sustainable buildings and places for everyone. Romilly is an experienced green building, sustainable communities and cities advocate, both nationally and internationally. Romilly is currently a Board Member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the international umbrella organisation of more than 90 green building councils, and the Chair of the WorldGBC International Rating Tools Task group.
Romilly is also Deputy Chair of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and Chair of ASBEC’s Cities task group. She is a Member of the Australian Government’s National Urban Policy Forum, and the State of Australian Cities indicators reference group. Romilly is also a Member of the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Measuring Sustainability Roundtable and Member of the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Independent Expert Group on the development of the Climate Futures Report. Romilly was a participant in the COAG Reform Council’s Cities series of workshops and is the Founder and steering committee member of the Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) initiative – an annual conversation with government and industry at Parliament House.
Romilly is the winner of the National and NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2009 (Community and Government) and is a regular media commentator on ABC 24’s ‘Newsmakers’ program; and regular presenter on being a working mother and the importance of flexible work arrangements.
Dr Wendy Steele is an Australian Research Council (DECRA) fellow co-located within the Urban Research Program and Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University. Her research focuses on the twin dimensions of climate justice and security within the (Australian) city context, as well as cross-border dimensions of urbanization. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Peter Harrison Memorial Award (PhD) at the State of Australian Cities Conference administered by The Fenner School of Environment and Society and the Endowment for Excellence (ANU) in collaboration with the Australian Sustainable Cities and Regions Network.
Tony is professor of public health at the University of Canberra and visiting professor in the healthy built environments program at the University of New South Wales. He is an authority on health promotion and environmental health, with research interest in urban futures, sustainability and human health. Tony is currently working with the International Council for Science to develop a new interdisciplinary science program on systems approaches to health and wellbeing in changing urban environments. Tony has held various leadership roles, including with the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the International Society for Urban Health.
As cities and regions strive to adapt to profound social, cultural, economic and environmental change, many are pursuing new models of growth and renewal.
In this context, UPE 10: Next City, Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future aims to explore and compare how cities and regions around the world are promoting and planning for ecological sustainability, adaptation to new energy requirements, social equity and productivity during processes of rapid urban growth and transformation.
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Tuesday 24th July, 2012
3.00pmPhD Colloquium, United States Studies Centre
6.00pmWelcome Reception at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Domain, Sydney
Wednesday 25th July, 2012
8.30amTraditional smoking ceremony, Cloisters
Arrival tea and coffee and registration, MacLaurin Hall
8.45amWelcome to UPE 10, MacLaurin Hall
- Traditional Welcome, Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council
- Professor Don Miller, University of Washington, Chair, International Urban Planning and Environment Association (IUPEA)
- The Hon Craig Knowles, Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, President of the Planning Research Centre, FADP, University of Sydney
9.00amKeynote Session 1: Next city: Planning for a new energy and climate future, MacLaurin Hall
- Professor Will Steffen, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Australian Climate Change Commissioner
- Professor Frederick Steiner, Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
- Tom Murphy, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh and Fellow, Urban land Institute
Session Chair: Associate Professor Elisabeth Hamin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
10.45amMorning tea, Cloisters
11.15amKeynote Session 2: National uban and environment policy progress and directions: Comparisons across Australasia, the United States and Europe, MacLaurin Hall
- Thomas Wright, Executive Director of Regional Plan Association (RPA), New York
- Dorte Ekelund, Executive Director, Major Cities Unit, Department of Infrastructure and Transport
- Rodin Genoff, Managing Director, Rodin Genoff & Associates
- Peter Verwer, CEO, Property Council of Australia
Session Chair:Professor Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor, Urban Planning, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
11.15amParallel Session 1
Paper presentations and facilitated discussions
- Climate change, environmental management and design, Room S225
- Social and economic transitions, Philosophy Room S249
1.45pmOrganised Roundtable:Building sustainable communities, McRae S418
International panel discussion on the social, economic, infrastructure, and environmental challenges and opportunities facing city leaders in planning, designing, and renewing their communities for long term sustainability and resilience.
- Associate Professor Elisabeth Hamin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Geoff Lawler, Director of Planning and Infrastructure, City of Melbourne
- Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia
- Jane-Frances Kelly, Program Director, The Grattan Institute
Session Chair: Brendan Blakely, Elton Consulting
1.45pmParallel Session 2
Paper presentations and facilitated discussions:
- Transport and changing urban form, S224
- Biodiversity and environmental governance, S225
- Indigenous and local perspectives on environmental and climate change, Philosophy Room S249
3.30pmAfternoon tea, Cloisters
4.00pmParallel Session 3
Paper presentations and facilitated discussions:
- Planning for climate change adapations, S224
- Urban remediation and renewal, McRae 418
- Food Security, Philosophy Room S249
- Regional urbanism and governance, S225
6.30pmDinner Roundtable on urban transformation and re-vitalization , Holme Building Refectory
Welcome Address: Professor Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor in Urban Planning at the United States Studies Centre (Welcome address)
Thursday 26th July, 2012
8.45amParallel Session 4
Paper presentations and discussions:
- Climate futures - processes, actions and measures, S225
- Healthy Cities, Philosophy Room S249
- New Energy Landscapes, S224
8.45amOrganised Roundtable: Governing global cities through integrated metropolitan planning and governance systems: opportunities and challenges, McRae S218
- Professor Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor, Urban Planning, US Studies Centre
- Thomas Wright, Executive Director , Regional Planning Association, New York
- Armando Carbonell, Chairman, Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA
- Professor Barbara Norman, University of Canberra
- Dr Wendy Steele, Research Fellow, Griffith University
10.45amMorning tea, Cloisters
11.15amKeynote Session 3: Global perspectives on zero carbon futures, directions, challenges and opportunities, MacLaurin Hall
- Professor Deo Prasad, Director, Sustainable Development Program, University of New South Wales, CEO, Low Carbon Living ( CRC).
- Allan Jones MBE, Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change, City of Sydney
- Professor Dennis Else, Group General Manager Sustainability and Safety, Brookfield Multiplex
- Professor David Schlosberg, Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney
Session Chair: The Hon Robert Hill, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, United States Studies Centre
11.15amParallel Session 5
Paper presentations and facilitate discussions:
- Models for environmental risk assessment, management and planning, S225
- Cultural and environmental transformations, Philosophy Room S249
1.45pmOrganised Roundtable: Motivating behaviour changePerspectives on lifestyle changes in transitioning to a zero carbon city: directions, opportunities and challenges, McRae S218
- Professor Anthony Capon, Professor of Public Health, University of Canberra
- Dr Chris Dey, Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA), University of Sydney
- Ms Peta Ashworth, Research Group Leader, CSIRO
- Rebecca Lehman, Associate, GTA Consultants
Session Chair:Dr Peter Fisher, Adjunct Professor, School of Global Studies, Social Science & Planning, RMIT University
1.45pmParallel Session 6
Paper presentations and discussions:
- Metropolitan planning and governance, S224
- Sustainability and urbanisation in the Asia Pacific, Philosophy Room S249
- Sustainable (sub)urban design and housing, S225
3.45pmAfternoon tea, Cloisters
4.10pmKeynote Session 4:Next city: Emerging challenges, MacLaurin Hall
- Dr Wendy Steele, Griffith University
- Professor Don Miller, University of Washington
- Professor Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor, Urban Planning, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
- Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
5.10pm Announcement of UPE11
5.45pmBook Launch Event and Public Talk, City Re-vitalisation; Lessonsfor Sydney and it's suburbs, Seymour Centre, City Road
Friday 27th July, 2012
(Buses departing from University of Sydney, Main Quadrangle)
Blue Mountain Heritage Area and Ausgrid Sustainable Energy Full Day Tour
Sydney Olympic Park and River Cruise to Sydney Harbour
The Rocks and Barangaroo
Sustainable Building Walking Tour
Tuesday 24 July 3-5pm
This session is specifically designed with you, the higher degree researcher, in mind. Come to meet the other research candidates plus have access to some senior academics as we put them under the microscope and extract their advice on a range of research candidate issues including getting published, getting your research noticed, understanding the thesis examination process and last minute words of support to prepare you for your UPE10 presentation. Hosted at the University of Sydney, the Colloquium will be a relaxed and enjoyable couple of hours providing you networking and skill development opportunities.