An Urbanicity Alert

Urban Development Institute of Australia – 2018 National Congress

20 – 22 March

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Now is the time to be curious, to disrupt and connect together to create inspiring urban cities. Australian cities have evolved greatly over the past few years. In Melbourne especially, we are seeing unparalleled population growth, which will continue to change the face of the city and provide new opportunities for modernisation, innovation and sustainable growth.

For the housing industry, that means delivering homes which look beyond life as we know it. As we enter 2018, it’s vital to consider how our rapidly changing built environment will alter what people want and need from their homes.

New technology, 20-minute neighbourhoods, driverless cars... our cities will continue to evolve in 2018 and beyond. These innovations aren’t a lifetime away, they’re not futuristic imaginations. 2018 will see Melbourne host the National UDIA Congress, where you will be inspired by these amazing opportunities, which are literally at our fingertips.

Be Curious Disrupt Connect Together
Our 40+ keynote speakers, 3 days of programming and city tours will spark your curiosity. Explore the position of your business in 2018, how to harness emerging technologies, global solutions to affordable housing and the rise of new urbanism. Our local and international expert speakers and interactive panel discussions will challenge your comfort zones with disruptive thinking around urban policy, social housing and security, affordable housing, population and immigration. The sponsors’ exhibition, social events and UDIA Awards for Excellence will energise your industry connections by showcasing new products and thinking, expanding your business networks and highlighting industry leading work.



The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the peak body representing the property development industry throughout Australia. UDIA is a not-for- profit industry body dedicated to the representation of Australia’s urban development industry. Now in it’s 26th year, the National Congress is the industry’s flagship event and a respected meeting of the industry’s brightest minds.


The three days of programming and over 20 plenary sessions offer unrivalled access to global innovators, best practice case studies, local pioneers in sustainable and affordable development and interactive sessions to heighten your tangible takeaways.


Join us for the launch of the UDIA National State of the Land Report, including the most current industry insights into greenfield market supply and performance from Charter Keck Cramer and Research4. You won’t see data like this on development industry activity anywhere else.


Each year 600+ industry members attend to network and hear from key government and business leaders. Given our policy focus, the majority of our delegates are made up of senior management professionals who are the industry’s key influencers and decision makers.


Set to overtake Sydney by 2050 as Australia’s largest city, it is the perfect place to explore vibrant urban evolution through our study tours, social events and the opportunity to meet with those leading the growth charge.


Take our insights and networking opportunities to the next level with the interactive Congress App allowing you to engage and connect at Congress like never before. Session polling, speaker Q&A, exhibitor lead capture, contact sharing and more, mean your device is all you will need to bring for a super charged Congress experience.


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