Living Cities Workshop 2016


The Hon Anthony Albanese MP address to the Living Cities Workshop

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP address to the Living Cities Workshop

Mr Adam Bandt MP address to the Living Cities Workshop


Following the recent announcements by the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and the Prime Minister around greening cities, increasing tree canopy cover and green space AILA has initiated a Living Cities Workshop in partnership with Engineers Australia. The aim is to facilitate organisations active in this space to work together, leverage information and develop united policies to inform the government.


The time is now, and the Government is moving quickly in this election year to make announcements and our fear is that if we don't act now and work together we could miss a great opportunity to inform the agenda and the policies that are announced.


Confirmed speakers include, The Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, Shadow Minister for Cities and Infrastructure Anthony Albanese and the Department of Environment Assistant Secretary Kate Lynch.


Over 50 organisations will be represented at the invitation only event, with the following organisations confirmed attending. We look forward to updating members on the outcomes from the workshop and feel free to contact Shahana Mckenzie if you have any questions at

  • Australian Government, Department of the Environment
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
  • Australian Bicycle Council
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • ACT Government
  • Andreasens Green
  • Centre for Urban Innovation
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Sydney
  • Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
  • Consult Australia
  • Council of Capital City Lord Mayors
  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
  • CRC Low Carbon Living
  • CSIRO Land and Water
  • Do It On The Roof
  • Ecocreative
  • Engineers Australia
  • Flemings Nursery
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Green Roofs Australasia 
  • GreenFleet
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
  • Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists
  • Landcare Australia
  • Landscaping Victoria
  • Lawn Solutions Australia
  • LNA Master Landscapers Association
  • Metropolitan Planning Authority
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Capital Authority
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • NSW Government
  • Nursery & Garden Industry Australia
  • Office of the Victorian Government Architect
  • Parks & Leisure Australia
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Turf Australia
  • Soil Science Australia
  • University of Technology Sydney, Institute for Sustainable Futures
  • Urban Design Forum
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia
  • Water Services Association of Australia
  • 202020 vision





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