The 2nd international Implementing the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals Congress will be held in partnership with the 26th EAROPH World Congress, in Newcastle, NSW on the 1st and 2nd November, 2018.  The Congress follows the successful inaugural conference in Melbourne, May 2017, when 240 delegates from around the world met following the signing of the New Urban Agenda in Quitao.  The focus for 2018 is Affordable Living in Sustainable Cities: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.  The aim is to showcase existing and planned actions on these two critically important frameworks. 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


The Congress will be based on interactive workshops and plenary sessions.  Five themes will be explored:


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: second-tier cities, 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


More details, including information on submission of abstracts, registration and accommodation are available at  See you in Newcastle!


Dr Anthony Kent
Offering Coordinator and Lecturer
Integrated Transport Planning
RMIT University, Melbourne

Production Editor, Urban Policy and Research
Secretary, Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements
Member, Institute of Australian Geographers