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Often we as planners feel under fire from all directions. I like the attitude of Winston Churchill: ‘You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life’. As planners we need to have the resilience to ensure we achieve the good outcomes that our city requires if it is to grow without compromising the liveability and amenity of our city. We need to reimagine and then retrofit our suburbs: bringing jobs into the suburbs, thus reducing our journey to work and its associated congestion; embracing a multi sector society, allowing for all sectors of our population, young and old. This year the program will explore a new age of progressive suburbanism, planning for affordable living, What next in the ‘normal’ economy – Does planning drive job creation or in fact is job creation dictating the planning outcomes?, co-living: organised chaos or smart solution? and honest perspectives on community-led placemaking from the Neighbourhood Project. More