Urbanity 2017: Second Speakers Revealed


Urbanity 2017 is a conference for the creators and custodians of cities in the Asia Pacific held 28-29 September in Brisbane, Australia.

Urbanity will explore the intersection of industry and community through people, places and projects. We are delighted to announce our second release of speakers as we seek to bring together the best and brightest minds to address this year’s theme:

A Decade Of Urban Disruption

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  The Dutch-born eco-warrior, artist and inspiration behind Melbourne’s Greenhouse will showcase his revolutionary work into edible architecture, urban food production and zero-waste buildings.



  Hear the inspiring story behind the evolution of the globally-recognised Greater Springfield and the vision for the next generation of Australia’s ‘smartest’ master planned city.




Join us for an intimate and candid conversation with the man behind one of the industry’s most innovative and design-focused property development groups.



  The former investment banker turned property developer will share the journey, projects and vision behind Future Estate, one of Australia’s most progressive developers and a champion of urban renewal.



  As the partner responsible for EY’s go-to market strategy for real estate and construction, along with a driving force of workplace diversity, Selina will share her valued expertise, insights and perspective of a changing world.



  The local man behind one of the biggest global disruptors of all time will present Uber’s vision for the future of human mobility and its impact on cities, the built environment and the planet.



  A pioneering force behind the local ‘Yes in My Backyard’ (YIMBY) movement, Natalie will harness her town planning background to  present her arguments for why more ‘good’ development contributes to better cities and happier, healthier communities.



  Adam will draw on a recent stint as Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts, a Portland-based non-profit think tank, to present his new model of sustainable urban regeneration that is accelerating and benchmarking city projects and infrastructure development across the country.



  As a public infrastructure architect and urban planner with over 20 years’ experience in architecture, urban design, urban planning, transport planning and cultural heritage, Dr Louisa will share her insights and wisdom on the future of cities.



  The international keynote speaker, Young Australian of the Year nominee, facilitator and social entrepreneur will share his work on community, innovation, wellness and sustainability. Base Commons explores the future of co-living, a model of ‘curated’ shared housing.



  With a passion for property and technology, Anthony’s mission is to make property ownership and investing affordable and accessible to all Australians through BrickX, a fractional home-ownership platform that is disrupting the ‘Great Australian Dream’.



  With a commitment to connecting people to food through technology, Susan will discuss the dynamics of managing a three-sided marketplace, how consumers have embraced food delivery, and how cities are being impacted.



 An outspoken critic of over-development, Jonathan will share his perspective of sustainable development, participatory community design and the intersection between urban gentrification and social justice.



 After teaming up with friends to develop a project, Tim has created a new development model that brings people together through working collectives, providing affordable housing - an alternative way to own great homes in great locations. ​  



Stay tuned for further speaker announcements in the coming weeks.

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