INSPIRING FUTURE CITY LEADERS

The Future Cities Collaborative brings together policy, practice and research to inform our city leaders into inspired action to build great cities. The Collaborative is an initiative of the United States Studies Centre, with its primary role to promote sustainable urban development by supporting city leaders with leadership and strategic management tools, creating a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information, and being a site for capacity building and development of skills and knowledge in building sustainable cities.

The cornerstone of the Future Cities Collaborative is the Future Cities Program, which focuses on supporting both regional and metroplitan city leaders in New South Wales, by providing them with the knowledge, skills and resources to build sustainable and liveable communities. 

The Future Cities Program realises that informed and visionary leadership is needed to decide how, when, and where new approaches and technologies can be used to make a real difference in improving not only the livability but also the sustainability and productivity of our cities. Strategic planning and sustainable urban development are being brought to the fore the world over and the Future Cities Program, in collaboration with the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, is supporting our leaders by using evidence-based solution modeling, first-hand examples and education, and collaborative approaches to shared problems to make meaningful differences to Australian cities.

LATEST NEWS

MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE - CITY LEADERS' SUMMIT AND ETHAN KENT
22 April 2016

The 2016 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16) is fast approaching. The Future Cities Collaborative has joined the program this year, overseeing the “City Leaders' Summit: Creating Smart Places for Smart Citizens: Opportunities and Challenges." We are excited to have placemaking expert Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces join our panel of experts. Following the City Leaders' Summit, Ethan will also be presenting a keynote address on placemaking in association with Vivid Sydney and MAB16. 

NEWSLETTER: INNOVATION EXCHANGE, LOCAL APPROACHES TO HOUSING, PLACEMAKING, AND THE GREATER SYDNEY COMMISSION
29 February 2016

In our February edition, read all about what 2016 has in store for the Future Cities Collaborative, our members, and our partners and friends. We are launching a program focusing on exploring the burgeoning innovation ecosystems contributing to the American economy and how governments can foster similar ecosystems in Australia; we're still committed to helping members acheive sustainable affordable housing solutions; we're bringing leading placemakers to Sydney; and our Chair, Professor Blakely, is contributing more to shaping Sydney's future.  

INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS CITY EXCHANGE
26 February 2016

The Future Cities Collaborative has organised an exciting Australian-United States City Exchange to take place in May 2016, which will immerse Australian city-shapers in international best-practice examples of innovation ecosystems in the United States. Drawing on the Collaborative’s extensive network of partners and collaborators, the Innovation Ecosystems City Exchange will stimulate delegates to think about how to support the growth of innovation districts in Australia.

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ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE

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FUTURE CITIES COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

From Housing Affordability, to Green Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Local Finance Mechanisms, find out what the Future Cities Collaborative has been doing and what progress is being made on our applied research projects.

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