City Conferences

A comprehensive list of City Conferences and Events from around the world, relating to urbanism, Main Streets, Business Improvement Districts, placemaking, urban planning and city building.

If you have an event not included on this list, please leave a comment to have your event considered for this City Conferences and events listing.

 Urban Affairs Association Conference

PRESENTED BY:  Urban Affairs Association 

DATE: March 16-19, 2016

LOCATION: San Diego, California, USA

More City Conferences and events will be added as they are announced.

Neighborhoods USA 2016

PRESENTED BY:  Neighborhoods USA

DATE May 25-28, 2016

LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

SUMMARY: The organizational mission of NUSA has, since its inception, been to build and strengthen neighborhood associations and to promote productive communications and collaborations among those associations with both the public and private sectors. For the past 40 years, the organization has served these broad principles through its annual conference. NUSA’s annual conference provides an opportunity for people from all locations, sectors and levels of society to discuss the pressing issues of the times, share experiences and offer assistanace, motivation and encouragement.

6th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning

PRESENTED BY:  Athens Institute for Education and Research

DATE:  June 6-9, 2016

LOCATION: Athens, Greece

53rd International
 Making Cities Livable Conference on

PRESENTED BY:  International Making Cities Livable LLC

DATE June 13-June 17, 2016

LOCATION: Vatican City/Rome, Italy

Accent on Planning

PRESENTED BY: Canadian Institute of Planners

DATE:  July 5-8, 2015

LOCATION:Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

SUMMARY: In cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec is inviting planners from across Canada and Quebec to meet in Quebec City.  Similar to a number of large cities across the world, Quebec City holds the enviable distinction of having been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, which considers it a treasure of humanity. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a city that has achieved a fine balance between heritage and modernity, and to explore the three themes described below, all of which pose a challenge to humanity on lands everywhere.

Sustainable City 2016

PRESENTED BY:  Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia; Wessex Institute, UK

DATE July 12-14, 2016

LOCATION: Alicante, Spain

SUMMARY: The 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment, aiming to provide solutions leading towards sustainability. The Sustainable City 2016 Conference follows a series of very successful meetings that started in Rio (2000), followed by Segovia (2002), Siena (2004), Tallinn (2006), Skiathos (2008), A Coruña (2010), Ancona (2012), Kuala Lumpur (2013), Siena (2014) and Medellin (2015).

Safe Cities Conference

PRESENTED BY:  Healthy Cities Australia 

DATE: August 22-23, 2016

LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia (Pullman Melbourne on the Park)


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.

Spaces and Flows: 7th Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

PRESENTED BY:  Spaces & Flows

DATE November 10-11, 2016

LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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