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 Collaboratie 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.
Mayor of Liverpool, Clr Ned Mannoun, takes a look at the new opportunities and developments that are coming to Liverpool.
Parramatta Square has been selected by the University of Western Sydney as its preferred site to deliver the University's new flagship campus tower in the heart of Parramatta's central business district.
The cities of Parramatta, Waverley, and Woollahra were selected to represent the Future Cities Collaborative at the World Cities Summit and Mayors Forum held in Singapore in June. Lord Mayor John Chedid of Parramatta, Mayor Sally Betts of Waverley and Mayor Toni Zeltzer of Woolhara all travelled to the Summit, along with other Australian lord mayors from capital cities around the country.