Review & Call for bids – The State of Australian Cities conference 2007
Below is a notice from Professor Steve Hamnett, Chair of the recent State of the Australian Cities conference held in Adelaide last week. I attended this conference and thoroughly enjoyed it – it was wonderful to experience the breadth and depth of issues that face our cities in addition to meeting the people involved in the research. The website for the State of the Australian Cities conference is www.unisa.edu.au/soac2007.
STATE OF AUSTRALIAN CITIES CONFERENCE 2007
The 2007 State of Australian Cities Conference was held in Adelaide from 28-30 November and seems to have been regarded as a great success by the 300 or so academics, researchers, students and policymakers who attended.
The conference attracted over 120 excellent research papers on the current state of research relating to Australian Cities and current urban policy challenges. Submitted papers and the four keynote addresses by Brendan Gleeson, Pauline McGuirk, Steve Dovers and Ruth Fincher will be made available on the conference website in the near future (www.unisa.edu.au/soac2007).
SOAC 2007 also saw the launch of the â€˜Australia Futures Task Force report by Professor Bob Stimson. For details and a downloadable copy of this, go to www.siss.edu.au.
The Australian Sustainable Cities and Regions Network
NOW INVITES BIDS TO HOST THE 2009 SOAC CONFERENCE.
An outline of the purposes of the SOAC Conference and of the Selection Principles and Process can be obtained from the website (www.unisa.edu.au/soac2007).
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, I should like to express my sincere thanks to the authors, speakers, delegates, panel chairs, track chairs, referees, keynote speakers, sponsors, host universities, student guides, support staff and the many other contributors who helped make SOAC 2007 a success. The State of Australian Cities Conference is now firmly established on the Australian academic calendar and we look forward to another outstanding conference in 2009.
Chair, SOAC 2007
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
University of South Australia
Tel: +61 8 8302 2297; Mobile: 0407 728 339
Email: steve.hamnett @unisa.edu.au