2021 Smart Urban Futures National Conference

The 2021 Smart Urban Futures National Conference, presented by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Victoria Walks, will be held online from Wednesday 21 April to Friday 23 April.

This unique conference explores very practical ways to create healthier communities through urban planning and design that supports incidental physical activity.

Key conference themes include: 

  • building healthy cities
  • equity in planning and street design
  • shaping communities in response to climate change
  • pandemic response and building back better
  • case studies of better streets


Lucy Saunders, Director, Healthy Streets, United Kingdom
Lucy put health at the heart of city policy in London. Healthy Streets is the framework of the Mayor’s 25 year Transport Strategy, a pillar of the London Plan (spatial plan) and part of all the Mayor’s statutory strategies.

Dale Bracewell, Manager of Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver, Canada
Dale leads transport planning in Vancouver, one of the leading lights of integrated land use and transport planning in North America, with more than half of travel coming via walking, cycling or public transport.

Ludo Campbell-Reid, Director City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City Council
Ludo was previously General Manager of the Design Office in the Auckland Council, where he led the transformation of a number of CBD streets into people-oriented shared spaces. He was also the Founding CEO of Urban Design London (UDL).

Robyn Seymour, Deputy Secretary Network Planning, Department of Transport
Robyn leads Network Planning, a new group within Victoria’s DoT that works towards simple, connected journeys across all transport modes. As the Head of Road Safety Victoria, she also leads policies and programs aimed to reduce the road toll. Robyn was previously Acting Chief Executive of VicRoads. 


  • insights from local and international experts
  • diverse opportunities for real conversations about liveable, walkable sustainable communities
  • case studies of projects that have delivered better places in practice
  • great value – only $400+GST for full registration ($170 for one day)

 For full event details including the conference program please visit the conference website.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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