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The Art of Creating Resilient Local Economies & Communities

Mon, February 1, 2016  |  Past Events 

An informative one-day conference exploring tools to inspire and support local economies and community-led developments. Strong local economies are more resilient to external factors, build local ownership and pride, create more jobs, retain local dollars and have a higher rate of community wellbeing and satisfaction.

Michael Shuman (USA) is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognised expert on community economics. He is a founding board member of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), which supports Localism movements in the USA. He will be joined by some of Australia’s leading community development consultants including Gilbert Rochecouste (Village Well), Jude Ellege (Urban Glue USA), Max Hardy (Max Hardy Consulting) and Steven Burgess (MRCagney). Michael will set the global scene while giving practical examples of delivery.


  1. The DNA of successful re-localised and resilient communities
  2. New Models for Local Investment and Local Economic Development
  3. Authentic Engagement and Governance Models
  4. How to support and facilitate town centre renewal and relocalisation
  5. Movement and Parking Strategies that support local economies

You will walk away inspired with practical new ideas and strategies to take to your own communities and projects.


  • Local, State and Federal Government including Councillors and Council Officers
  • Property Development, Property Economics, Planning and Design professionals
  • Local Traders Associations and Traders

When  Tuesday March 8, 2016

Where  Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Conference Centre

Cost  $275

To register for online registration and conference details go to www.mav.asn/events (click on ‘upcoming events’ and scroll down to March 8)

250/240-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne