About Next City Vanguard Conference

Next City Vanguard is coming to Newcastle, bringing 50 of the best and brightest young urban leaders from the Americas, New Zealand and Australia. The Vanguard conference is an annual gathering for the next generation of urban thinkers and will run from 6-10 November 2017.

The conference will place a spotlight on the revitalisation of Newcastle and will promote the city as an emerging capital of ideas and innovation.

UrbanGrowth NSW, in partnership with Next City, is excited to be co-hosting the first Vanguard outside of North America with the generous support of Newcastle City Council, Transport for New South Wales, the University of Newcastle, the Hunter Development Corporation, and the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet.

For more information about the conference and how you can apply, follow the link below to Next City's website.

Applications close midnight August 1 2017 (US Eastern Standard Time).


UrbanGrowth NSW

UrbanGrowth NSW is the NSW Government’s urban transformation agency.

Our mandate is to focus on large-scale urban transformation projects, while transitioning out of greenfields residential land development, a legacy of the former Landcom. Current activities are concentrated into three portfolios: Sydney CBD and Newcastle, the Bays Precinct and Western Sydney. 

About Next City

Next City is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.

Next City provides daily online coverage of the leaders, policies and innovations driving progress in metropolitan regions across the globe. Coverage explores technology, culture, economics, infrastructure and politics.