Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures
Champman University USA
Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. His new book, THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, has just been published by Agate Press.
Mr. Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Director of the Houston based Center for Opportunity Urbanism (opportunityurbanism.org). He is Executive Editor of the widely read website and writes the weekly "New Geographer" column for Forbes.com
Stuart Moseley has almost 30 years' experience in planning, urban management and project delivery in both the private and public sector.
He was a key advisor on the 2008 and 2014 reviews of the South Australian planning system, and in his previous role with the South Australian Government, oversaw the preparation of the state's new planning legislation, the first in more than 20 years.
Stuart spent nearly eight years with the Adelaide City Council, initially as city planner and rising to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
He currently serves on the Brisbane Urban Futures Board and the board of the Southbank Corporation.
Ross brings close to 30 years’ experience in property and business consulting to MacroPlan. His early career included periods in policy and research with a Federal Shadow Minister and as head of research and public affairs for Hillier Parker and the Real Estate Institute.
He is possibly better known for his contribution to the Property Council, as Executive Director and later National Chief Operating Officer. He was also inaugural National Executive Director for the Residential Development Council.
Ross has spoken widely at industry conferences in Australia and the US and is currently finalising a chapter for a publication on global trends in suburban development through the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (Cambridge MA).
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Deputy Director General - Planning
QLD Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Senior Business Advisor
Brian Haratsis is MacroPlan’s Founder and Executive Chairman. Brian is an economist and future strategist with over 30 years experience as an advisor to governments and major corporate clients throughout Australia.
Brian commands an unparalleled, on-the-ground knowledge of residential markets across Australia, having worked extensively and regularly in all capital cities and key regional markets. Brian Haratsis is regarded as Australia’s foremost strategic property advisor, with a particular focus on economic forecasting as it relates to private sector property involvement, understanding communities, tourism and social trends.
Gary White is a proven leader in strategic and statutory planning and visionary and has previously held the position of Chief Planner and Strategic Advisor at MacroPlan.
Gary has a comprehensive understanding of all planning facets, having previously held senior roles within Queensland’s Local and State Governments.
Gary’s extensive knowledge and pragmatic approach to individual and unique projects enables him to analyse and decipher even the most complex developments, providing a practical and innovative solution.
We have assembled a collectionof illustrious speakers and panelists including; an international best-selling author, industry experts, local development industry leaders and senior public policy officials to make ‘The Future of Suburbia’ a keynote event for 2016. These speakers and panelists will bring an unrivalled international and domestic perspective to how cities are growing and the role being played by suburban markets in citywide growth. This is only a selection of our speakers and as the programme is finalised we will continue to update the website with all confirmed speakers.