Conference Presentations

 Explore the presentations and themes of the Beyond the Edge Conference.

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Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Trevor Budge

La Trobe University, Australia

On Professor Graeme Hugo’s behalf, Associate Professor Trevor Budge presented a national and international perspective on demographic change in peri-urban areas and the unique challenges they present to policy makers and communities.

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Professor Vincent Nadin

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professor Nadin reported on the nature of peri-urban development and planning policy responses across Europe, and commented on the same in China.

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Professor Makoto Yokohari

University of Tokyo, Japan

Professor Yokohari provided a particular focus on Japan's large metropolitan areas, their green belts and their relationship with their hinterland and the emerging peri-urban areas of other Asian settings.

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Professor Michael Buxton

RMIT University, Australia

Professor Buxton's keynote presentation addressed the integration of regional settlement with rural land protection and investigated scenarios for peri-urban planning.

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