ACT Goverment


On 4th and 5th of November the Capital Metro Agency hosted a two day forum designed to examine the liveability of the city, now and into the future. The event attracted a wide range of people from all walks of life; students, retirees, professionals and representatives from both ACT and Commonwealth Government of the five presenters from innovative cities, innovative minds event.

The first day of the event featured a series of presentations from leading professionals in the areas of planning, economics and behavioural science. Day two of the event was a series of workshops that focused on a specific challenge related to strategic city shaping. Workshops were held on:

  • Integrated Transportation Planning
  • Canberra’s future economy
  • Urban transformation planning
  • Strategic city shaping planning,-innovative-minds-event


Dr McIntosh was keynote speaker, and facilitator for the two day workshop. James explained how investment in transport infrastructure, in particular rail, can lead to private sector investment in urban development, creating an economic stimulus for cities.

Dr McIntosh specified that the workshop groups were asked to come up with a series of key themes or ideas that would address key issues related to each workshop title, with the outcomes from workshops analysed and a SWOT analysis for each of the groups was undertaken and presented to the group as a whole.


4th and 5th of November 2015