The Future Cities Collaborative is committed to helping all city and civic leaders create liveable, sustainable, and productive communities in which people can live, work, and play.

We realise that sometimes city leaders require in-depth technical assistance on one or two issues in particular, so they can create the very best communities for their residents. With this in mind, the Future Cities Collaborative has begun to offer a series of Masterclasses to interested cities.

These Masterclasses, run by domestic and international experts drawn from government, industry, academia, and the private sector, will provide in-depth technical expertise on particular issues, and give cities the tools so they can better understand and better address the specific issues they face.

The Masterclasses can be tailored to suit:

  • Individual Cities – Masterclass will be run internally as professional development for elected leaders and staff
  • Government Agencies – Masterclasses will be run internally as professional development for staff
  • Mixed – Masterclasses will be run for a mixed audience of local and state government, industry, and the community



  • Masterclass: Transforming Local Infrastructure with Value Capture


A “generic” 5 to 6 hour program would include the following topics:

Workshop introduction and objectives

Value Capture Framework
– Conceptual model
– Key success factors
– Obstacles and opportunities to implementation

Case studies and research from Australia and abroad

Building a Value Capture Program
– Value Capture investigations and initiatives
– Existing legislative, planning and funding tools

Lunch break

Break-out session
– Groups formed to identify needs, opportunities and obstacles for a pre-selected pilot project
– Presentation by group leaders of group outcomes

Gap Analysis
– Needs and Opportunities
– Obstacles and Pathways
– Action Plan

Panel Discussion with invited experts and participants

For information regarding the Masterclasses, and to register your organisations interest, please Contact Us