Safe Cities Conference

The Safe Cities Conference will be held at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, VIC on the 22 – 23 August 2016.

Safe Cities is a concept that encompasses security, safety and quality of life for those who live, work, visit, study or play in any physical environment. With focus on the development of resilient cities, designing out crime within urban environments, social investment in our communities and public safety, the conference includes expert speakers within research, design thinking, ethics and cyber security.

The Safe Cities Conference will provide a platform of discussion that began in 2015 for professionals involved with providing safe and secure urban communities. The Conference will include workshops, presentations and forums to share experiences and the challenges of designing, planning and maintaining safe places to live.

The Safe Cities Conference Program will be designed to challenge, demonstrate and encourage discussion on all areas of safety and security within communities. Covering topics that include the four thematic categories from the Safe Cities Index 2015 (Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Safety and Personal Safety), this unique Conference aims to attract a range of professionals that work within the safety and security sector. Collaboration within government, business and the community is crucial to the safety and security within cities.

This event will place an emphasis on providing knowledge that will assist delegates to reduce crime and improve community safety at the grass-roots level in cities, suburbs and regional towns.

Keynote Speakers
 johnbyrne John Byrne

Urban Design Consultant and QUT Adjunct Professor in Urban Design and Architecture

AndrewMarkus-1 Professor Andrew Markus

School of Philosophy, Historical and International Studies | Monash University

Nicole_Matejic Nicole Matejic

CEO | Info Ops HQ

 MurrayLee_100px Professor Murray Lee

Professor of Criminology | University of Sydney

Roger Watson_100px Rodger Watson

Deputy Director, Designing Out Crime Research Centre | University of Technology, Sydney

 tobykent Toby Kent

Chief Resilience Officer, Resillience Melboure | City of Melbourne

Susanne-Legena Susanne Legena

Deputy CEO, Plan International Australia

KamradtScott_Adam Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott

Centre for International Security Studies, Department of Government and International Relations, The University of Sydney

Nick-Heath Nick Heath

General Manager, Hobart City Council (Night time economy panel)

Conference Advisory Committee
  • Dean Griggs | Manager Social Investment | Municipal Recovery Manager | City Communities
  • Nancy Pierorazio | Senior Policy Officer City Safety | Social Investment branch
  • Tony Lake | International Chair | International Crime Prevention through Environment Design (CPTED) Association
  • John Maynard | Senior Project Coordinator | City of Sydney
  • Dr Marcus White | PhD RAIA, Architect, Assistant Dean IT | Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning | University of Melbourne

Who Should Attend

  • Community Development and Safety Professionals
  • Architects, Urban Designers, Town Planners, Place Makers and Planning Professionals
  • Safety and Security Industry Professionals
  • Politicians, Senior Public Servants, City Governance Personnel, Public Health Administrators and Mayors
  • State and Federal Government agencies and departments
  • Non-Government agencies
  • Community Groups, Youth and Women Support Groups
  • Police and Law Enforcement Representatives
  • Justice and Crime Prevention
  • Policy & Researchers including Criminologist and Academics
  • Community Development and Community Services Managers
  • Youth Services Managers
  • Private Sector Security Professionals
  • Police & Law Enforcement Agency representatives
  • Councillors
  • Representatives of other community-focused organisations
  • Academics

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Feedback from 2015 Attendees:

“Really enjoyed the range of presenters and perspectives that came through”

“Keynote presenters were excellent!”

“Very good mix of technical and non-technical – focused on Safety and root cause analysis”

“A very diverse program, catering for a broad range of interests”

“Keynote speakers were very good and clearly knowledgeable on their topic”

“I was very inspired by the presentations I attended.”

“Congratulations on getting a very interesting and busy program together and having it run so well without problems”

“I enjoyed the presentations I attended as they sought to put forward new ideas”

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The Conference Committee would like to thank the 2015 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Supporters.
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