Conference details announced

14 Mar 2023

At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, we've assembled a pretty incredible line up of speakers for the Smart Urban Futures conference in Melbourne on 4 and 5 May.

Presenters include:

  • Adetokunbo 'Toks' Omishakin, Secretary (CEO) of the California State Transportation Agency (online presentation)
  • Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne
  • Etienne Krug, head of injury prevention and road safety at WHO (Switzerland, online)
  • Bridget Doran, Principal Researcher at MRCagney (NZ) and Chair of Engineering New Zealand's Transportation Group 
  • Dr Rodney Tolley (UK/USA), chair of the International Conference on Walking and Livable Cities
  • Professor Jenny Roe, Director of the Center for Design and Health, University of Virginia and co-author of Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing (online).
  • Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
  • Anna Bray Sharpin, Principal Advisor - Infrastructure, Speed and Urban Mobility, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
  • Valli Morphett, CEO Village Well, previously CEO at CoDesign Studio.

In addition to presentations, panel and workshop sessions Maribyrnong City Council will host a walkshop exploring different street design features around Footscray.

This will be a hybrid event with options to attend in-person or online. The conference is a partnership between Victoria Walks and the MAV.

Check out the conference website for details