March 2012 - Fixing Cities

Fixing cities: savings and gains through technology
Wednesday 14 March

The latest UTS Engage event focused on and how we can use technology to design, build, maintain and sustain sound and dynamic cities.

Experts from industry, government and academia came together at UTS to examine Sydney's design, building, maintenance and governance practices and to discuss how these processes can be improved to maintain Sydney's status as a global city.

Delegates took part in a densely packed program of discussion and debate centred around the affordability of sustainable practice, Construction Virtual Prototyping and its capacity to shape the design and buildings practices in cities around the world, the need to develop effective physical and digital precincts, and the impact of green buildings on occupant productivity.

The day was opened and closed by The Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, who summed up the day by saying that collaboration between industry, government and the tertiary sector was the key to Sydney's future.

A series of case studies were developed for the event, showcasing a range of UTS's collaborative partnerships with industry. Delegates identified the three major challenges facing Sydney and provided feedback on how  public, private and government groups could use their collaborative power to solve them.

If you are interested in partnering with UTS on a research project or if you'd like to find out more about the Fixing cities event, please contact the UTS External Engagement team.