Abstract Submissions

Following the successful May 2017 conference in Melbourne we are pleased to invite contributions to this International Congress.
The Congress title identifies the broad objective of addressing the achievement of both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).  We are also interested in developing the connections and relationships between these important international frameworks.  Key conference themes will include:

  • Leave no-one behind: housing, homelessness, social equity, zero hunger, health and well-being, education for sustainability
  • Looking after the planet: water, waste, energy, habitat, consumption
  • Building for durability and sustainability: transport, telecommunications, systemic asset management, green building, disaster resilience
  • Shaping our Communities: Urban renewal, decentralisation and rural linkages, urban planning, building communities, localising economic development
  • Making it happen: treasury leadership, whole of government frameworks, cross-sectoral partnerships

If you would like to contribute to the congress, the organising group is inviting proposals.

This congress is characterised by a series of interactive workshops as well as some plenary sessions.  Contributions can take the form of:

  • Case Studies
  • Short presentations to open workshops
  • Workshop proposals
  • Project or research-based reports

We are particularly interested in sharing current experience and practice in multi-agency partnerships, local government, planning, academic research, housing services and environmental management, community actions, urban design and the built environment and eco-system services.

Proposal should be submitted using the abstracts web form below. 

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday 3rd September.  The congress organisers have established a panel to review and collate submissions and you will be informed if your submission has been accepted.

If you wish to discuss a proposal prior to submission please contact:

Professor Dave Adamson, 


In agreeing to participate we would like to assume that you are happy:

  • to act as a rapporteur if required.
  • to share your email address with all conference delegates.
  • to be connected to other presenters in your workshop session.

If you are unable to meet any of these expectations, please contact Professor Dave Adamson nuaconference@compasshousing.org 

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