Uncharted Urban Futures

Uncharted urban futures: Australian cities post pandemic


Thursday 18 November 2021
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre & Online

Long held assumptions about the development of Australian cities have been up-ended by the COVID-19 crisis. The expectation of high and continuous population growth has been undermined and, at the same time, the way we live and work has changed. While we have learned that our systems have capacity and resilience in a time of crisis, new vulnerabilities and hazards have also been exposed.

Innovative modes of delivery in transport, healthcare, education, and other vital services were trialled when COVID-19 hit. Trends toward distance delivery of many services was accelerated, while simultaneously the importance of local access to goods and services and green space was revealed. The way people move about cities on a day-to-day basis has changed, perhaps permanently. New transport-use patterns will impact traffic congestion in cities, and infrastructure provision will need to respond accordingly.

This new AHURI hybrid one-day conference, Uncharted urban futures: Australian cities post pandemic, will examine Australia’s population dynamics as a result of the COVID-19 crisis; the delivery of critical social infrastructure to support our changing cities and the particular urban transport challenges emerging from the pandemic.  Findings for two new reports from the inaugural AHURI Cities Research Agenda on urban transport innovation and access to social infrastructure will be presented at the conference.

We invite you to join us on Thursday 18 November – either in-person in Melbourne, or online from anywhere else to be part of this important national conversation.

General enquiries:

Katarina Semenjuk
Senior Conference & Events Coordinator
T +61 3 9660 2303

Sponsorship enquiries:

Elissa Rontani
Sponsorship Manager
T +61 3 9660 2308

Thursday 18 November 2021
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre & Online