Crafting Innovative Places

  • July 30, 2019
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra City
  • 02 6162 1149

Event information

Crafting Innovative Places: Panel and Book Launch

Building place-based innovation capacity to help Australia survive and thrive in a globalised knowledge economy.

Engage in a conversation about how government, business, university and community forge a collaborative approach to an innovative Canberra.

What role do cities play in incubating innovation? How does Australia stack up against places around the world known for their innovation? And how do the forces of globalisation, urbanisation, and innovation affect us in practice and policy-making here in Canberra?

Join Professors Edward J. Blakely and Richard Hu, authors of Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy as they discuss place-making and the pursuit of place-based innovation with Elizabeth Kelly, the Deputy Secretary of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Agenda:

12:00pm – 01:00pm Panel Discussion
01:00pm – 02:00pm Book Launch and Networking


About the panelists

Edward J. Blakely is Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and previously a Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, Australia. He is an US National Science Foundation Professor and Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration. Dr Blakely is one of the leading scholar-practitioners in economic development in the world. He advised the OECD on Economic Revitalisation and was appointed Executive Director of Recovery for New Orleans by Mayor C. Ray Nagin in 2007.

Richard Hu is a Professor of Urban Planning and Design at University of Canberra, Australia. He is a professorial fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and associate editor of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development. Based in the Globalisation and Cities Research Program headed by him, his research cuts across urban design, urban science, and urban policy to investigate important contemporary issues about design excellence, global cities, urban competitiveness and sustainability, and place-based innovation in an environment of increasing uncertainty and change.

Elizabeth Kelly commenced as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in October 2017, where she is responsible for innovation, digital strategy and industry support programmes.
Prior to this, Elizabeth was Deputy Secretary, Governance at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she was responsible for machinery of government, Cabinet, legal policy and governance issues across the public service and coordination of support to the Prime Minister. Elizabeth has previously served in two Deputy Secretary roles with the Attorney-General’s Department, firstly responsible for Civil Justice and Legal Services and then Strategic Policy and Coordination and ministerial support.

FAQs:

What parking is available?
Parking is available at the City West Carpark, located on Allsop Street. There is also limited street parking around the building.

Where are you located?
Find us on Level 5, 1 Moore street (The ACT Health Building) on the corner of Alinga and Moore Street. Use the elevators to come up to Level 5.

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