Safe Cities Conference

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane – 12 July 2017

The 2017 Safe Cities Conference is being held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Wednesday 12 July. Focusing on community and public safety, the conference, now in its third year, provides knowledge that will assist delegates to improve community safety and resilience through urban design, crime prevention measures, social investment and digital intelligence. Safe Cities encompasses security, safety and quality of life for those who live, work, visit, study or play in any physical environment within our urban communities.

Following the release of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world and in particular Goal 11 “make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” the one day Safe Cities Conference will follow the two day Liveable Cities Conference. The three day feature program provides the opportunity to attend either the Safe Cities Conference on Wednesday 12 July OR Liveable Cities Conference on Monday 10  and Tuesday 11 July OR BOTH conferences together.

Confirmed Keynotes

  • Dr Garner Clancey – Senior Lecturer (Criminology), Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney
  • Professor, Dr Geoff Dean, Director of International Programs for Policing, Security & Terrorism Studies, Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI),  Griffith University
  • Professor Brian Lovell – Director, Advanced Surveillance Group, School of ITEE, UQ
  • Anthony Morgan – Research Manager for Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research, Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Professor John Toumbourou – CEO, Communities That Care
  • Wayne Tufek – Director, Cyber Risk

Topics to be discussed at the Safe Cities Conference:

  1. Urban Safety
  2. Public Safety and Security
  3. Role of Local Government in Community Safety
  4. Digital Intelligence
  5. Safety – Reality vs Perceptions
  6. Promoting Safety and Reducing Crime within our Communities
  7. Crime and Violence Prevention

Making Cities Liveable Conference

10th - 11th July 2017

The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th July 2017. The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be followed by the Safe Cities Conference on Wednesday 12th July 2017 in acknowledgement of the release of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals “make cities inclusive, safe and resilient”.

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Dean Griggs | Manager Social Investment | Municipal Recovery Manager | City Communities, Melbourne (Chair)
  • 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

The Program Committee would like to thank the 2016 Keynote Speakers

  • John Byrne – Urban Design Consultant and QUT Adjunct Professor in Urban Design and Architecture
  • Professor Andrew Markus – School of Philosophy, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
  • Nicole Matejic – CEO, Info Ops HQ
  • Professor Murray Lee – Professor of Criminology, University of Sydney
  • Rodger Watson – Deputy Director, Designing Out Crime Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Toby Kent – Chief Resilience Officer, Resillience Melboure, City of Melbourne
  • Susanne Legena – Deputy CEO, Plan International Australia
  • Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott, Centre for International Security Studies, Department of Government and International Relations, The University of Sydney
  • Nick Heath – General Manager, Hobart City Council (Night time economy panel)

Feedback from past 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”