Delivering a Sustainable Future City 

Mayors' Forum

City leaders met to work with leading thinkers to develop innovative solutions for re-designing precincts so that they are great places to live and work, and are also adaptive to the changes in energy and water demands – from renewing town centres or high streets, to re-designing community precincts and parks or new or alternative transport possibilities.

The three day forum was led by experts in urban re-design and sustainable development in Australia and the United States.



Wednesday 3rd April, 2013

6.00 – 7.00pm

Welcome Reception at the United States Studies Centre

7.00 – 8.30pm

Public Talk: Reinventing Fire - a new energy future

Thursday 4th April, 2013

8.00am – 5.00pm

Day 1: Envisioning a Sustainable Future City
City leaders will explore innovative approaches to sustainable urban development.


Dinner Roundtable on “Issues and opportunities for designing and implementing sustainable urban development”, moderated by Professor Ed Blakely.

Friday 5th April, 2013

8.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: Delivering a Sustainable Future City
City leaders will visit local precinct developments and hear from experts on alternatives approaches to sustainable development.

Site tours within Sydney Metropolitan Area

Saturday 6th April, 2013

8.00am – 1.30pm

Day 3: Implementing a Sustainable Future City
City Leader project review and final presentations

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Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Made for the 2016 American Australian Association Gala Dinner, Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

James Brown

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Research director James Brown discusses his Quarterly Essay looking at the reasoning behind sending troops to war.

Nicole Hemmer

Taking action after Orlando

Research associate Nicole Hemmer discusses homophobia, terrorism and American gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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