Study Tours

The overseas study tour examines models that might allow South Australia to take advantage of world leading examples towards planning policy, public initiatives, innovative catalysts and successful transitions to sustain our economy for the future.

2019 Study Tour
Glasgow, London and Manchester

The purpose of the UDIA study tour was to gain knowledge and learn lessons from practical world leading examples, to help address the challenges that confront South Australia’s urban development future. This particular tour was timely given the planning policy reforms, to demonstrate how South Australia could be a world leader in urban liveability as well as provide an opportunity to examine projects in a similar context. The study tour saw 29 delegates examine London, Manchester and Glasgow cities which have faced similar economic transitions, with proud industrial legacies, specifically to understand what each city has learnt in its growth journey. The themes of the tour were, housing affordability and choice, infrastructure funding and delivery, identity, transitioning economies, seamless transit and population and well-being.


2017 | US

  • San Francisco
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Pittsburgh
  • Atlanta
  • We published a booklet about this tour - read it here

2015 | China & Canada

  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Vancouver
  • Portland

2013 | US & Canada

  • Dallas
  • Washington
  • Boston
  • New York (one day only)
  • Vancouver

2011 | UK & Europe

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt

2009 | Europe & US

  • San Francisco
  • Portland
  • Denver
  • Washington
  • New York
  • Frankfurt
  • Kassel
  • Freiburg
  • Paris
  • Nantes