Retrofitting Suburbia

A masterclass in suburban renewal design and development.

Retrofitting suburbia is the theme for Suburban Futures’ Future of Suburbia III international conference on Wednesday, 5 October, 2022. In keeping with past events’ reputation for bringing globally recognised experts to our shores, this year’s event features the highly acclaimed Professor June Williamson – leading US architect, author of multiple titles on suburban renewal and whose books Retrofitting Suburbia and Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia, have lent their titles to the name of our event.

Her credentials are impeccable (check them out here) and her insights into real world development case studies from across the USA will make her contribution even more valuable.

We have an impressive group of interstate panellists and speakers lining up to join the program and will advise these as we approach the event date.

In the meantime, be sure to book now for the first HOT 100 tickets. These are being offered at the discount rate of $275pp + GST + Eventbrite fees. After the first 100 are sold, Suburban Futures members, along with members of the National Growth Areas Alliance, the ULI Australia, Australian Institute of Architects, South East Queensland Council of Mayors and Queensland Futures Institute will receive a member rate offer but there will be nothing cheaper than one of these first HOT 100 tickets.

The conference will be a full day event and include morning tea, lunch and closing networking drinks and canapes.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point

Highly Acclaimed International Keynote Speaker June Williamson

Professor June Williamson, Department Chair and Associate Professor at the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture has been confirmed as this year’s international keynote speaker.

She is co-author with Ellen Dunham-Jones of Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges, next in the Retrofitting Suburbia series from Wiley. She wrote Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb, documenting the 2010 urban design ideas competition for Long Island.

A frequent speaker and consultant, her writing is also published in the books The Once and Future Shopping Mall, Retrofitting Sprawl, and other titles. Now based in New York City, she has also consulted, practiced, and taught architecture and urban design in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Boston.

Visit the speakers page for a full list of our confirmed leading industry experts.