News on opportunities, that helped to deliver a meaningful contribution and drive positive change towards a more sustainable and healthy urban future for all people:
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 theRead more.
Workshop: Rethinking sustainable urban development and public space
Urban Synergies Group in collaboration with Dreamtown and CISU is holding a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 13th DecemberRead more.
We received an award!
Urban Synergies Group has been awarded with a commendation from the Planning Institute of Australia in the category „Public EngagementRead more.
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 positiveRead more.
Urban Talks International Forum
You are invited to participate in an international forum to discuss key urban policy issues affecting cities, both in AustraliaRead more.
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 PublicRead more.
Smart, sustainable and healthy- our common urban future- We are bringing together experts from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway,Read more.
Free Public Talk on „Implementation of the New Urban Agenda through actions on health and wellbeing“
Recently our Founder and Director Gregor Mews presented at the University of Canberra – CURF seminar series on the implementationRead more.
Urban Talk „Social entrepreneurship in public space for a healthier urban future“
You are invited to participate in an engaging event with Dr. Luisa Bravo, Dr. Mirko Guaralda and local experts toRead more.
Pocket Park City Activation
Urban Synergies Group is partnering up with the Young Planners (Planning Institute of Australia) in Canberra to host a lunchRead more.
Making cities playful spaces
Making cities playful spaces- Tune in the ABC Radio interview with our Associate Dr. Paul Tranter
Read our submission to “better suburbs” program
USG is committed to create synergies between grass-roots activities and international issues.
Read our submission to "better suburbs" program to enable better health and well-being outcomes for Australia's capital Canberra.
Click here to access the submission.
Network Event – Children’s Health and Wellbeing
We are planning a Side networking event for the World Urban Forum between 7th-13 February 2018 - watch this space for the interdisciplinary line up of world experts in relation to children's health and wellbeing in urban systems advocating for better outcomes, based on our findings from „Shaping Spaces for Gen Z“. More information can be accessed soon under wuf9.orgRead more.
Play and the city
Gregor Mews will present and share the latest research findings on "play for all and the urban environment" at the 20th Triennial International Play Association World Conference in Canada on 17th September 2017. If you are interested in attending please make sure to meet up with us. http://canada2017.ipaworld.org/Read more.
Urban Talk event: Seeing the city we need
Seeing the city we need- with urbanist writer Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe on the 9th October 2017 6pm at Legislative Assembly in Canberra, Australia. As a long time urban writer, photographer, affiliate associate professor and land-use attorney based in Seattle, Chuck will share insights and expertise as a dynamic speaker who leads explorations of urban spaces impacted by rapid change and growth. Join us to hear valuable insights from Chuck about his latest book Seeing the Better City followed by a panel discussion with local and international experts and thought leaders. Let’s discuss pathways to accelerated actions for a better urban future through looking at our cities and becoming better observers of urban issues. See our Urban Talks Event Poster Register for the event here!Read more.
Children and Youth Assembly
Gregor Mews spoke at the Habitat 3 “Children and Youth Assembly” about the Right to the city concept and adequate infrastructure provision that foster better outcomes for health and well-being. 15 October 2016, 14.00- 3 pm in Room R11, Casa de la Cultura, Quito, Ecuador.Read more.
Presentation at Yale
Presentation at Yale-China Advanced Training Program, 9- 11 November, 2015, USA, 9 – 11 November 2015.Read more.
Keynote presentation at Zukunft Stadt@Grünbau – Forum für Stadtentwicklungon behalf of SIK-Holz, 16 April 2015Read more.
Play and their spaces
Interactive seminar “Play and their spaces – for better understanding and design” on behalf of SIK-Holz for the ABA- Fachverband in Dortmund, Germany, 25 June 2015Read more.
Article for Playground@Landscape “Diese Welt ist zum Spielen da – Play is what the world is for!” (5/2014)Read more.
Greg Mews has been elected as Council Member of the “Bündnis Recht auf Spiel” of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk (German Children Aid Foundation), 22 March 2014Read more.
International Play Association Conference
Participation at the 19th International Play Association Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 20 – 23 May 2014Read more.