New Report Published

Curious about effective policy and provision of physical activity for Australian school children with special consideration of safe active travel to school? Here our lasted open access research output with 10 key recommendation that can achieve tangible solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of children. Access the report here

Urban Synergies Group makes the News in Germany – Land der Ideen.

We are organising with several partners from civil society, businesses and academia an Urban Talks event in a regional city in Germany to talk about the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and a paradigm shift from urban liveability to lovability. For more information please access the flyer. The news article can be accessed under the following link:

New Research Project in Sierra Leone

In January 2019 we are kicking off our project in Sierra Leone where we are developing in partnership with the University of Canberra, Health Research Institute, and Dreamtown a research protocol that measures subjective wellbeing in young people. This project aims to improve wellbeing and resilience of youth in informal settlements in three major cities across the Sierra Leone by dreaming their public spaces for a healthier community.

We received an award!

Urban Synergies Group has been awarded with a commendation from the Planning Institute of Australia  in the category „Public Engagement and Community Planning“ for our Urban Thinkers Campus „Shaping Spaces for GenZ“. We would like to express gratitude to all stakeholders involved that the community members that are committed to create a healthy future for the next generation.

Making Canberra a human-centred city

Now available on our website the „Making Canberra a human-centred city“ Charter.  This document is a commitment to drive positive change towards better urban design outcomes that respond well to community and context specific approaches to city building. Access the charter here 

Urban Talks International Forum

You are invited to participate in an international forum to discuss key urban policy issues affecting cities, both in Australia and abroad. Inspired by the nordic countries of Europe we will engage together in a workshop dialogue that enables the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on health and wellbeing, sustainable cities and smart communities.
Share your perspective on our planning and design culture, industry experience and engage with our international partners to advance key urban policy issues in Australia.

Share your observations with our international speakers and experts including:
Australia: Prof. Rachel Davey, Director of the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra;
Denmark: Mr Peder Baltzer Nielsen, City Architect at the Municipality of Aalborg;
Australia: Prof. Barbara Norman, Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures at the University of Canberra;
Germany: Gregor H. Mews, Founding Director of Urban Synergies Group and Researcher;
Norway: Anders Røberg-Larsen, Political Adviser, Urban Development Department, City of Oslo.

Where and When: ANN HARDING CONFERENCE CENTRE – Meeting Room 2, 24 University Drive South, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
Participants are encouraged to arrive with public transport, by walking or cycling. Doors open at 8:30am.

Urban Synergies Group at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale in Venice, Italy 2018

Our team represented through Ms Bryony Cooper will take part in the international symposium “Past Present and Future of Public Space
Knowledge sharing toward implementation of the New Urban Agenda“ curated by Luisa Bravo, President of City Space Architecture in partnership with KTH, Sweden, ISOCARP and UN-Habitat on the 22nd September. To learn more please click here