Ecomomic productivity and the city


The National Urban Policy Conference convened by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) in partnership with the Australian Government was held in Sydney on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May 2013.

170 delegates comprising political leaders, policy experts, academics and urban practitioners from across the government, private and not-for-profit sectors came together to engage in a vibrant conversation about Australia’s urban future.

The conference program delivered an evidence-based discussion on issues such as urban growth and renewal, infrastructure funding, energy use, economically productive cities, housing affordability, and freight, commuter and passenger transport.

Key presentations and a report from the conference are now available.


Conference Report

Final program

Key presentations

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Conference partners

  Infrastructure Australia Major Cities Unit