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16 November 2016

Discussion with Jessica Lax from the Van Alen Institute

The Future Cities Collaborative and AECOM recently hosted Jessica Lax from the Van Alen Institute, a 120 year old non-profit based in New York City dedicated to improving design in the public realm. The Institute divides their work into three areas: public programs, research and competitions.

14 September 2016

Summary: Innovation Ecosystems Workshop - Making it Happen in Western Sydney

The Future Cities Collaborative, together with Deloitte and UrbanGrowth NSW, recently conducted a workshop with Professor Ed Blakely to examine how we can accelerate the innovation economy in Western Sydney. A group of key actors and urban leaders came together to discuss the findings from our recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, and apply them to the region.

14 September 2016

Report Launch a success | Growing the Australian Innovation Economy

The official launch of the Future Cities Collaborative's most recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, co-produced with AECOM, was a resounding success with The Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning, presenting a keynote at the event that brought together an audience of over 100 key stakeholders across industry, academia and government at Customs House on 8 September.

27 July 2016

NEW REPORT | GROWING THE AUSTRALIAN INNOVATION ECONOMY

The Future Cities Collaborative is pleased to launch our 2016 City Exchange report Growing the Australian innovation economy. The report examines the various elements that contribute to the success of an innovation ecosystem — from the physical infrastructure to the social, economic and cultural shifts that need to occur to generate a thriving innovation ecosystem that creates jobs in the new economy.

8 June 2016

ETHAN KENT AND THE 2016 MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), has finished another successful trip to Australia as a guest of the Future Cities Collaborative. His extensive program included keynote presentations, workshops, and masterclasses organised and sponsored by the Future Cities Collaborative and the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16). Read more to find out what our guest from PPS got up to whilst here.

18 May 2016

DAY 10: NEW YORK - DATA DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO URBAN PROBLEMS

Our last day in New York City focused on data driven solutions to urban problems. We focused on the role of the private sector in forming solutions and partnering with government to deliver them; and the role of philanthropy in building the capacity of elected leaders so they are best able to utilise the data driven solutions availble for their pressing urban problems. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

17 May 2016

DAY 9: PHILADELPHIA - A SHARED VISION FOR INNOVATION

Leaving New York City for the day, the delegates of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, travelled by train to Philadelphia to meet with several leading anchor institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

16 May 2016

DAY 8: NEW YORK - INNOVATIVE URBAN RENEWAL

The delegates of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems had an early start on Day 8, travelling from Boston to New York City to examine its innovation ecosystem. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

14 May 2016

DAY 5-7: BOSTON'S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

The second week of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, took the delegation to the East Coast. Our first stop was Boston. With Massachusetts attracting the second largest market for venture capital investment in the United States, there is a vast and active innovation ecosystem in the Greater Boston area.

9 May 2016

DAY 2: SEATTLE - SOUTH LAKE UNION AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Fortunately, the sun shone on delegates from the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems when they arrived in Seattle (the city only averages 164 days of sunshine per year!). The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

LATEST NEWS

Discussion with Jessica Lax from the Van Alen Institute
16 November 2016

The Future Cities Collaborative and AECOM recently hosted Jessica Lax from the Van Alen Institute, a 120 year old non-profit based in New York City dedicated to improving design in the public realm. The Institute divides their work into three areas: public programs, research and competitions.

Summary: Innovation Ecosystems Workshop - Making it Happen in Western Sydney
14 September 2016

The Future Cities Collaborative, together with Deloitte and UrbanGrowth NSW, recently conducted a workshop with Professor Ed Blakely to examine how we can accelerate the innovation economy in Western Sydney. A group of key actors and urban leaders came together to discuss the findings from our recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, and apply them to the region.

Report Launch a success | Growing the Australian Innovation Economy
14 September 2016

The official launch of the Future Cities Collaborative's most recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, co-produced with AECOM, was a resounding success with The Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning, presenting a keynote at the event that brought together an audience of over 100 key stakeholders across industry, academia and government at Customs House on 8 September.

NEW REPORT | GROWING THE AUSTRALIAN INNOVATION ECONOMY
27 July 2016

The Future Cities Collaborative is pleased to launch our 2016 City Exchange report Growing the Australian innovation economy. The report examines the various elements that contribute to the success of an innovation ecosystem — from the physical infrastructure to the social, economic and cultural shifts that need to occur to generate a thriving innovation ecosystem that creates jobs in the new economy.

ETHAN KENT AND THE 2016 MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
8 June 2016

Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), has finished another successful trip to Australia as a guest of the Future Cities Collaborative. His extensive program included keynote presentations, workshops, and masterclasses organised and sponsored by the Future Cities Collaborative and the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16). Read more to find out what our guest from PPS got up to whilst here.

DAY 10: NEW YORK - DATA DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO URBAN PROBLEMS
18 May 2016

Our last day in New York City focused on data driven solutions to urban problems. We focused on the role of the private sector in forming solutions and partnering with government to deliver them; and the role of philanthropy in building the capacity of elected leaders so they are best able to utilise the data driven solutions availble for their pressing urban problems. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

DAY 9: PHILADELPHIA - A SHARED VISION FOR INNOVATION
17 May 2016

Leaving New York City for the day, the delegates of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, travelled by train to Philadelphia to meet with several leading anchor institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

DAY 8: NEW YORK - INNOVATIVE URBAN RENEWAL
16 May 2016

The delegates of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems had an early start on Day 8, travelling from Boston to New York City to examine its innovation ecosystem. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

DAY 5-7: BOSTON'S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
14 May 2016

The second week of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, took the delegation to the East Coast. Our first stop was Boston. With Massachusetts attracting the second largest market for venture capital investment in the United States, there is a vast and active innovation ecosystem in the Greater Boston area.

DAY 2: SEATTLE - SOUTH LAKE UNION AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
9 May 2016

Fortunately, the sun shone on delegates from the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems when they arrived in Seattle (the city only averages 164 days of sunshine per year!). The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.