City economics: policy, planning, growth

City economics: policy, planning, growth

Mar 27
The success of our economy is dependent on the success of our cities.  The Productivity Commission’s five year review weighs in heavily on cities and services.


Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group
Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission

Event overview

It will take everything we’ve got to secure the economic and social success of our Australian cities.

Smart land use, precinct activation, infrastructure provisioning and good planning all are crucial. 
Local, State and Federal governments setting out how and where we live, work and do business are faced with rapid technological change, uncertain migration and population policy, the pros and cons of growth.

Dysfunctional cities can choke economies and so, with our economy increasingly dependent on our cities, the Productivity Commission’s five year review has weighed in heavily on both cities and services.

Join CEDA’s audience from all sectors to be briefed on the new economics of cities, the policy, planning and growth balancing act — and the momentum to get it right. 

Meet the speakers

Nerida Conisbee
Chief Economist, REA Group

Nerida Conisbee is the Chief Economist for REA Group and one of Australia’s leading property market experts. Nerida presents on property market conditions to investors, occupiers and industry groups. Nerida has more than 20 years of property research experience throughout Asia Pacific and she has held senior positions within commercial agencies and major consulting firms during this time. Her experience covers residential and commercial property from both an investor and occupier’s perspective. Over the past 12 months, she has presented at major industry forums including those run by the Property Council of Australia, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and ULI.Nerida is an adviser to fintech startup, BrickX and Skelton Projects, a Melbourne based developer. She also provides updates on property market conditions to major Government bodies.

Peter Harris AO
Chairman, Productivity Commission

Released by the Federal Treasurer in November 2017, the Commission’s five year review Shifting the dial identified the productivity of cities as crucial to national economic success. Peter has led the Commission’s work and presented recommendations that would reshape the future of Australian cities.

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