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The Darwin Living Lab Symposium

12 December @ 8:00 am - 13 December @ 5:00 pm ACST

Living Lab Symposium

 

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The Darwin Living Lab

An Urban Living Lab is a place where researchers, industry, government, regulators, developers and the community can all work together to improve our cities in the future.

Lead by the CSIRO, the Darwin Living Lab is a ten-year collaboration between CSIRO, Federal, Territory and Local governments and the Darwin community. Together, we will test, monitor and support new ways to improve Darwin’s liveability, sustainability and resilience.

Why? We want to inform future development in Darwin, and to share this knowledge and expertise with other tropical cities around the world. We will do this, in part, through an annual symposium.

Refreshments and food are included (please specify dietary needs when registering).

Please dress in a relaxed and comfortable manner.

The Darwin Living Lab was announced as part of the Darwin City Deal. It is a partnership between the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, the Northern Territory Government and the City of Darwin.

 

Agenda

Time Activity
Day 1 – 12 December: Science meets Practice Symposium
Venue: Charles Darwin University, Waterfront Campus, Darwin
This symposium will bring together global expertise and local practitioners, such as planners, architects, engineers, government and council with researchers in the built environment. We’ll explore integrated issues relevant to Darwin’s context and the vision for a “thriving, cool capital of the north”. It will feature technical presentations and facilitated discussions that encourage cross-disciplinary learning and stimulate ideas relevant to Darwin’s future. Speakers are being sourced internationally and nationally from Singapore University of Technology and Design – Cooling Singapore, Sydney Science Park, Cairns Tropical Urban Design, Climate Change Research Institute Can Tho University Vietnam and many others

* Please note that these times and speakers may change.

8:15am Registration, Tea & Coffee on arrival
9:00-10:00am Introduction to the Darwin Living Lab
Keynote: Sydney Science Park CSIRO Urban Living Lab – Duncan Challen, Celestino
10:00-12:30pm Talks and panel discussion on Theme 1: Darwin Urban Heat and Heat Island Effects
12:30pm Lunch break
1:15pm Talks and panel discussion on Theme 2: Building Resilience to Climate and Future Change
3:15pm Afternoon break
3:45pm Talks and panel discussion on Theme 3: Tropical Urban Design for the Future
5:45pm Wrap up and close
5:45-7:00pm Networking with refreshments and canapes
Day 2 – 13 December: Darwin Living Lab Reflection and Future Planning
The breadth of discussion from Day 1 will provide a good starting point for collaborative discussions on day 3 where implications and future focus areas are considered for the Darwin Living Lab. On the second day, we invite stakeholders to engage in more depth with existing projects run by the Living Lab. You will also have the opportunity to shape future experimentation and collaborations of the Darwin Living Lab.
8:15am Registration, Tea & Coffee on arrival
8:30am Darwin Heat Mitigation Strategy
9:10am Your Tropical City – Urban Design Knowledge Hub
9:50am Tracking Darwin – Monitoring and evaluating change and impact
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Interactive Ideation Session – future focus and exploring new approaches for Darwin
12:45pm What and next steps
1:00pm Light lunch
1:30pm Close

 

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Details

Start:
12 December @ 8:00 am
End:
13 December @ 5:00 pm

Venue

CDU Waterfront Campus
21 Kitchener Drive
Darwin City, NT 0800 Australia
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Phone:
08 8646 6666

Details

Start:
12 December @ 8:00 am
End:
13 December @ 5:00 pm

Venue

CDU Waterfront Campus
21 Kitchener Drive
Darwin City, NT 0800 Australia
+ Google Map
Phone:
08 8646 6666