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:
Happy festive season from all of us at Urban Synergies Group
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” Voltaire May the new year bring peace, love and happinessRead more.
Urban Thinkers campus: Urban Design, Economic Growth and the jobs of the future
Urban Synergies Group is partnering up once more with James Cook University to shed light on contemporary urban issues impactingRead more.
(In)visibilities and public space
Urban Synergies Group in collaboration with the University of Canberra and Technical University of Berlin offers a platform to engageRead more.
Celebrating Urban October with “urban loveability”
Every year UN-Habitat celebrates with its partners Urban October and World Cities Day under the umbrella of Better City, BetterRead more.
Urban Synergies Group declares biodiversity and climate emergency
Power to the people- last Friday our team from Urban Synergies Group actively participated among many around the globe atRead more.
Implementing the New Urban Agenda for children and young people in urban systems
Urban Synergies Group will be part of the upcoming ISOCARP world congress „Beyond the Metropolis“ in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our teamRead more.
ACT’s long, winding road ahead to a more sustainable future
The online Magazine The Fifth Estate recent interviews established voices for sustainable urban development in Canberra and our Founder andRead more.
ICLEI Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
On the 6th of June 2019, Urban Synergies Group’s Founder and Director Gregor Mews will take part in the secondRead more.
New Report Published
Curious about effective policy and provision of physical activity for Australian school children with special consideration of safe active travelRead more.
Why sustainable development requires major philosophical shifts?
Our Founder Gregor Mews in an interview on the question „Why sustainable development requires major philosophical shifts?“ Read the fullRead more.
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.
Knowledge transfer in action Read more.
Our Founder and Director Gregor Mews will present on the 14 December 2017 at the Technical University of Berlin in the Urban Management Program on „Health and Well-being and the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda“ in Berlin, Germany
Network Event – Children’s Health and Wellbeing Read more.
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.org
Save the date! Read more.
Urban Synergies Group will present at the Urban Thinkers Academy 6th February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Making Space Read more.
Our Associate Dr. Milica Muminovic facilitated the „Making Space" round table on „Housing" at the Legislative Assembly on the 4th October 2017 in Canberra, Australia.
Play and the city Read more.
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/
Urban Talk event: Seeing the city we need Read more.
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.
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Welcome Read more.
Urban Synergies Group welcomes a new member in the role of a Devotee Dr. Philip Hutchinson, 22 August 2016.
Workshop Read more.
Devotee presentation and workshop hosted by the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, University of Canberra, Australia on 10 March 2016.
Children and Youth Assembly Read more.
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.
Reclaiming play spaces Seminar Read more.
Seminar “Reclaiming play spaces” at the International Fair for Public Space, Sport and Bath Design (FSB) in Cologne on behalf of SIK-Holz, Germany, 29 October 2015.
Presentation Read more.
Presentation for SIK-Holz on the “Need for Urban Synergies” in Stuttgart, on 24 March 2014
Sustainability Competition Read more.
Urban Synergies Group takes participates in the Sustainability Competition “Natürlich. Nachhaltig. Wir in Brandenburg.” of the State of Brandenburg, Germany, 10 May 2014