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Past events

‌MTALKS 'Digital Media and Social Innovation' with Carlo Ratti and Rob Adams AM - November 2018

Following on from the Reimagining Urban Infrastructure workshop last month, it was great to host architect, engineer and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti and Professor Rob Adams AM, city design director at City of Melbourne for an MTalk at MPavillion. The pair held an informed discussion on the impact of the technological revolution on architecture, engineering and city planning, MC'ed by our own Associate Professor Jeni Pay.


MTALKS Reimagining Urban Infrastructure for Smart Cities - October 2018 ‌

In a bid to find new ways to get citizens involved in urban design and focus our activity on real-world challenges, we partnered with Massachusetts Institaute of Technology (MIT) Senseable City Lab to workshop Melbourne's future urban infrastructure.

Over 30 Swinburne PhD and master students took part in a week-long workshop with MIT staff. It culminated in the opportunity to pitch ideas to city officials, partners and other interested parties at MPavilion in the CBD.

Read more about how MIT Senseable City Lab and Smart Cities Research Institute collaborate

Read more about this topic at The Age: The new ways to get citizens involved in urban design 


City as Lab: Smart Cities Research Forum - October 2018 

October 2018 heralded the first Smart Cities Week in Australia. We partnered with organisers of the Sydney event to hold a Research Forum as the inaugrual national gathering of smart cities researchers, government and industry.

The forum had over 50 participants from diverse backgrounds who worked to build researcher-practitioner collaboration across Australia and New Zealand, and beyond. The forum involved diving into critical research needs for advancing, and accelerating the smart cities movement.

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