Download the Preliminary Congress Outline HERE



Friday 2 November 2018 - The Sustainable City



Plenary Three: The smart and sustainable city

  • Key note speaker 1: What does ‘smart city’ mean?
  • Keynote speaker 2: Technologies for sustainability


Site Visits 10am - 12:30pm

Option 1 : Guided Tour:  Port Waratah coal-shipping dock facility

In 2017 the port loaded 104.6 million tonnes of coal into 1198 vessels.  Regardless of your views on Australia’s coal export industry, this is a unique opportunity to see first-hand how the final stage of the coal industry operates. https://pwcs.com.au


Option 2:  Visit to Newcastle Light Rail City Renewal project

The construction of a 2.7 kilometre light rail track is the centre piece of the Revitalising Newcastle Strategy.  It’s peak time service every 7.5 minutes will service 7 city stops and have a capacity to carry up to 1,200 passengers per hour. http://bit.ly/2mQIi40


Option 3: Visit to University of Newcastle, 2017 City Centre Campus

This $95 million building brings the University into the heart of the city and is a core component of the city revitalisation.  The iconic building demonstrates design innovations and has a 5 Star NABERS rating. http://bit.ly/2LVyh04

Workshop Three - Building for durability and adaptability
A series of interactive workshops exploring key aspects of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda
Strand 11: Transport infrastructure
Strand 12: Telecommunication technology
Strand 13: Systemic asset management
Strand 14: Green building and infrastructure
Strand 15: Disaster Resilience


Workshop Four - Shaping our communities
A series of interactive workshops exploring key aspects of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda
Strand 16: Urban Renewal
Strand 17: Decentralisation and rural linkages
Strand 18: Whole of government frameworks
Strand 19: Building communities
Strand 20: Localising economic development


Final Plenary: Making it Happen
Key Note speaker 1: Multi-sector partnerships
Key Note speaker 2: Multi-level governance

Conference Close: Voices from the room

The 2nd international Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs Conference will be held in partnership with the 26th EAROPH World Congress.


1st and 2nd November, 2018


Newcastle City Hall

290 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300


Saturday 3 November 2018 - Optional Tours



Congress Outline

Plenary One:

  • Welcome To Country
  • Welcome to Congress, Greg Budworth, Vice Chair UN Habitat General Assembly of Partners and Dr Jane Stanley, EAROPH President Australia
  • Welcome to Newcastle, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes
  • Keynote Speaker 


Workshop One - Leave no-one behind

A series of interactive workshops exploring key aspects of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda
Strand 1: Housing and Homelessness
Strand 2: Social Inequalities
Strand 3: Zero Hunger: food sufficiency and security
Strand 4: Health and Wellbeing
Strand 5: Educating for Sustainable and Ethical Cities


Plenary Two:
Keynote speaker: Topic: Understanding Social and Economic Inequality

Reports from the pre-congress caucuses


Workshop Two - A Sustainable Planet
A series of interactive workshops exploring key aspects of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda
Strand 6: Water
Strand 7: Waste
Strand 8: Energy
Strand 9: Habitat
Strand 10: Consumption


Plenary: Panel Session
Keynote speaker: Topic: The role of cities
Second Tier City: Mayor panel

Early evening reception and networking event

Conference Dinner: Hunter River Cruise (pre-bookings only)


Wednesday 31 October 2018



Thursday 1 November 2018 - The Affordable City



Day tours around the Hunter Valley



PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS (DETAILS AND VENUES TBA)


Youth Caucus

A participative one-day forum to develop youth perspectives on delivering social and climate justice.

Homelessness Caucus

A participative one-day forum to examine the meaning of  ‘city for all’ for the eradication of homelessness.

Indigenous Issues Caucus

A participative one-day forum to explore the implications of the SDGs and the NUA for first people.