Forums & Conferences

Changing streets: successfully engaging communities

Victoria Walks hosts events that promote ways for urban professionals to support walkability.

In June 2022, with support from VicHealth, we ran a free online workshop for staff from Victorian councils showcasing three ground-breaking Australian projects.

Presenters discussed how their teams managed to engage local residents, traders and other stakeholders; reflecting on their successes, learnings and biggest challenges. This was followed by Q + A with the presenters and discussion.

Smart Urban Futures conference

Each year we collaborate with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to host the Smart Urban Futures conference on liveable, walkable, sustainable communities.

The line-up for the 8th Smart Urban Futures Conference in May 2022 included speakers from the UK, Norway, Belgium and around Australia.

For the first time, we delivered the conference as a hybrid event, with the ability to attend online or in person.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, European Commission
  • Ellie Cosgrave, Director, Publica (UK)
  • Helge Hillnhütter, Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Bec Mouy, Director Streets and Centres, NSW Dept of Planning and Environment

Read our conference wrap for highlights