WALK 21 - Call for Proposals Sydney 2014


Call for Proposals



The Premier of New South Wales and the Mayor of Sydney, Australia are pleased to be hosting the XV International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in October 2014.


The conference will provide a platform to unpack the policies that are working to support people walking and to enable cities to be more walkable. Over the three days of shared debate, it is hoped that delegates will contribute to and learn from the successes of Sydney and other global cities, to benefit their own communities. Whether you are a passionate politician, a concerned campaigner or a progressive practitioner, you are warmly invited to share your experience and be part of the discussion at Walk21 Sydney in October 2014.


You are invited to submit an abstract for the conference online here.  


Submissions will be open until 14 March 2104


Key Themes for 2014 are:

Connecting places on foot - focussing on the economic benefits of walking

Walk alive - foucssing on healthy, active living 

I walk! - focussing on new, innovative technologies

Paving the way - focussing on the built environment


Full details of the key themes and complimentary themes are available on the website



A Unique Venue

Luna Park Sydney is a superbly restored 1930's amusement park located in Milsons Point, just under the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It's incredibly easy to walk from the centre of Sydney and the harbour shore via the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Luna Park first opened in 1935 and has since become an outstanding and important feature of Sydney's Harbour foreshore. Located near the northern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Face and Towers of Luna Park have become iconic to the people of Sydney, and the Park itself synonymous with fun. 


The conference facilities at Luna Park offer exceptional views of Sydney Harbour, Lavender Bay and Balmain combined with the magical Harbourside surrounds and this iconic setting - making this an exciting and innovative venue for Walk21 Sydney 2014.




See you there!!

A Great City

Australia's biggest, oldest, most cosmopolitan and exciting city has a style of its own. Endowed with natural beauty, inspiring arts and culture, a dynamic dining scene, exuberant spirit and near perfect climate, Sydney is one of the world's most unforgettable places to explore.



"This is a coup for Sydney and reinforces some of the key messages in the NSW 2021 state plan and the Sydney City Centre Access Strategy that the NSW Government has released," Premier, Mr O'Farrell said.  "Like other leading cities, Sydney knows it must prioritise and promote walking, as well as improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

"The massive social and economic benefits of walking demand this level of attention.



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