Aurecon to present at the Healthy Cities: 4th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2011

Healthy Cities: 4th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2011

25 July 2011 - Aurecon will both sponsor and present this week at the fourth Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable Conference in Noosa, Queensland, Australia.

The 3-day environmentally focused conference examines the prerequisites for a "Healthy City” and will bring together a diverse group of international and local professionals who have upcoming, ongoing or recently completed a variety of ‘sustainable cities’ projects.

Aurecon will address some important issues relating to liveable cities with papers on:

  • “Sustainable Urban Development: Responding to Extreme Events”,
  • “World Seaport Planning and Integration with City Environments” and
  • “Healthy Cities – Systems Thinking Approach”.

“Internationally and nationally we’ve seen many global challenges affecting the way we live and interact with our surrounding environments. Events such as the Healthy Cities conference clearly demonstrates the opportunities these challenges present and provides a platform for sharing innovative solutions,” said Bruce Penman, Aurecon, Environment & Advisory Services Leader, Brisbane.

The conference will examine public policy and social / community outcomes, discuss trends, strategies and opportunities in the local market, and consider what positive actions we can take to influence the ongoing debate.

The fourth Making Cities Liveable Conference runs 27-29 July and will discuss new thinking around population health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change and urban design.

This year’s conference includes over 70 presentations from around the world examining the impact of urban and transport planning on the health and well-being of the population and the planet.

Matt Coetzee, Business Development Manager, Government at Aurecon is presenting at the conference. He sees a challenging but exciting future for sustainable development in Australia, and particularly in Queensland.

“Queensland’s recent extreme weather events have seen more than 75% of the state officially declared a disaster zone.  Complex challenges face a community rebuilding in the aftermath of these devastating natural disasters. Critical immediate needs must be met together with long term infrastructure and community support,” said Matt.

As an international engineering, management and specialist technical services company, Aurecon provides multidisciplinary services to the government, property, transport, water, energy, defence, and construction industries across the entire project lifecycle, from master planning and the conducting of feasibility studies to engineering design documentation, construction supervision, and operations and maintenance.

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