Each year the Future Cities Collaborative commits to leading City Exchanges for our members and partners. These excursions are aimed at exposing Australian City Leaders to best-practice sustainable urban development and planning, and inspire them to use their new knowledge, skills and resources to create the best future-ready cities in Australia. In the past, the City Exchanges have travelled to the United States and Singapore. The Future Cities Collaborative have begun to investigate alternative destinations for the City Exchanges, including domestically within Australia and Asia.
In 2013, 2014, and 2015, the City Exchanges were run as companion Exchanges to the Future Cities Program. The United States was chosen as host due to similar municipal strucutres and urban challenges, and with the United Studies Centre as a supporting partner, participants are given access to leading American academic institutions, city organisations, and business and philanthropic leaders.
The links below offer information about all past City Exchanges conducted by the Future Cities Collaborative: