Achievement of the NUA will be dependent on a ‘whole nation’ approach if the key objectives of ‘cities for all’ and ‘no-one left behind’ are to be realised.

The New Urban Agenda Standing Conference brings together a range of partners to promote the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Australasia and the Asia Pacific Region.


The Standing Conference has arisen from a conference event held in May 2017 in Melbourne, Implementing the New Urban Agenda Making Cities and Urban Settlements Inclusive Safe Resilient and Sustainable.


The purpose of a standing conference is to make the partnerships and connections made at an initial event more permanent and resilient.  The New Urban Agenda Standing Conference will seek to:

  • Maintain the momentum of the original Melbourne event
  • Maintain the partnerships and connections formed at that event
  • Promote New Urban Agenda implementation at federal, state and local government levels
  • Promote multi-disciplinary and cross-professional alliances to solve issues arising in rapid urbanisation
  • To establish a New Urban Agenda Network that will organise events, share information and develop practice-based solutions
  • To convene the second Implementing the New Urban Agenda Conference in 2018.

about The STANDING CONFERENCE

The Standing Conference partners are a range of organisations from government, academia, the private sector, community and civil society organisations collaborated to organise the Melbourne event.


This group has consolidated with some additional organisations to establish a collaboration to maintain the Standing Conference.


This group now constitutes a New Urban Agenda Implementation Council for Australasia and the Asia Pacific Region.



about The PARTNERS