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Co.Lab: Collaborative Research in Action

In October 2017, Landcom launched our inaugural Co.Lab event at the Australian Technology Park, with 230 people participating.

It was a diverse gathering of government bodies, universities from across NSW, TAFE NSW, schools, industry and the community, brought together to innovate, learn and collaborate on city-shaping urban research. Hosting Co.Lab is a requirement of our landmark University Framework Agreement, which we signed in April 2016.

The one day public forum showcased 11 cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary research projects that were co-created between academics and staff from Landcom, the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation and Hunter Development Corporation, as part of Landcom’s University Roundtable. Some of the research presentations included autonomous vehicles, phytoremediation, sustainable food production, valuing creative placemaking, adaptive heritage reuse and the use of data analytics in city-shaping.

We also highlighted our work with primary and secondary teachers exploring issues associated with urban transformation.

Co.Lab will be held again in November 2019.

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