Urbanity ’17: Final Program Released

With only a fortnight remaining until The Urban Developer’s inaugural conference, Urbanity ’17, we are pleased to announce the final release of our program. 

The two-day conference is taking place later this month, 28-29 September, and will feature more than 50 keynote speakers across 40+ sessions addressing this year’s theme: The decade of urban disruption.

The program has been arranged to be punchy and informative. Our keynote presentations will allow ample time for panel discussion, providing a great opportunity to get new and fresh insights on the industry’s most pressing topics.

It is also your last chance to register for the second release, only 100 tickets remaining. Check out the final program below.

Day 1

Urbanity ’17 will bring together 500 of the industry’s most influential leaders and decision-makers from across the entire eco-system of the built environment sector: planning, design, property development, construction, technology, government and business services.

What will you be learning about? 

The Thursday 28 September program is concerned with the bigger picture: How Australian cities are going to grow in the coming decade and what’s next for the property sector. Sub themes include: Smart cities, next generation living, disruptive game changers, moving markets, next generation construction and new business models.

Who is speaking?

On day one our speakers include Nerida Conisbee, chief economist of REA Group; Brian Haratsis executive chairman at Macroplan; Boyana Popvassilev, director at 26 Street Design; Queensland government architect Malcolm Middleton and Al Jeffrey, founder of Base Commons – to name but a few.

What else is on offer for the day?

To round out day one we’ll be holding networking drinks sponsored by Hutchinson’s Builders. We understand that networking and having a good time is as important as exchanging knowledge and information.

Day 2

Day two will begin by hearing directly from the people at the forefront of shaping our cities. Kicking off the day will be the “great debate” between the NIMBYs and YIMBYs, followed by one on one interviews with young rich-listers Tim Gurner and Paul Fridman. These sessions will run in parallel with an in-depth look into city deals, lead by Mike Gillen of AECOM.    

What will you be learning about? 

The Thursday 29 September program includes sub themes: Building an edible future, the Grounds of Alexandria, moving markets, what’s art got to do with it and bridging the gap. The presentations will be accompanied by a development finance masterclass.

Who is speaking?

On day two we’ll hear from Greens councillor Jonathan Sri; creative director of Freestate Adam Scott; founder of the Grounds at Alexandria Ramzey Choker and the managing director of the Sprinfield Land Corp Raynuha Sinnathamby amongst others.

What else is on offer?

In the coming days we’ll be releasing more information on the highly anticipated roast lunch at the RNA Stockman’s Bar and Grill; and, of course, we’ll be hosting a fantastic after party!


Be quick to ensure you don’t miss out – only 100 tickets remaining.  

Our speakers, topics and times are correct at the time of publishing. The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items any of these details, including the conference program.

For more info on Urbanity ’17 head over to our website: www.weareurbanity.com.au

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