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 develop skills and knowledge in building sustainable cities.
The Chair of the Future Cities Collabortive, Professor Ed Blakely, writes on the work Parramatta City Council, a Future Cities Collaborative foundational member, is doing to make Parramatta the preeminent site for urban development in NSW.
Creating neighbourhoods that are resilient, vibrant, and energy efficient was the focus of workshop run by our friends from EcoDistricts for the Future Cities Collaborative members.
The Future Cities Collaborative welcomes Californian urban development expert, and founder and president of Creative Housing Associates, Michael Dieden, to Australia in April. Michael has extensive experience in Transit Oriented Development and will bring his expertise and advice to the Collaborative members through a range of events.