Melbourne

On behalf of the State of Australasian Cities (SOAC) 2021 Organising Committee and ACRN, we invite you to SOAC 2021. In 2021 the SOAC Conference will be held in Melbourne and is hosted collaboratively by RMIT University, Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne.

With vaccinations being rolled out internationally, the world is looking to the COVID recovery phase, whilst simultaneously grappling with the ongoing impacts of climate change and the urgency of a post-carbon transition. Within this context questions of equitable just recoveries for Australasian cities are being debated, among ongoing social, economic and environmental transformations that are spatially and socially differentiated.

SOAC 2021 will focus on urban and regional transitions in the COVID recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice. The conference aims to connect these questions to urban practice and inform more robust policy and public discussions about the emerging new futures of Australasian cities and regions.

In 2021 the SOAC Conference will be held in Melbourne and is hosted collaboratively by RMIT University, Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne.

With vaccinations being rolled out internationally, the world is looking to the COVID recovery phase, whilst simultaneously grappling with the ongoing impacts of climate change and the urgency of a post-carbon transition. Within this context questions of equitable just recoveries for Australasian cities are being debated, among ongoing social, economic and environmental transformations that are spatially and socially differentiated.

SOAC 2021 will focus on urban and regional transitions in the COVID recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice. The conference aims to connect these questions to urban practice and inform more robust policy and public discussions about the emerging new futures of Australasian cities and regions.