Engaging News – 24.11.17

Engaging News – Week Ending 24 November


Open Data

NSW turns tap on open data: NSW government overhaul of open data infrastructure shifts launch of new data marketplace to Data Republicans’ Senate platform.



Sustainability comes to Sydney with City Farm: Pat animals and learn about urban agriculture & sustainable food production.

The Growing Up Initiative: A study in Toronto, learning how vertical communities can better accommodate children and youth.


Active Participation and Co-Design

Melbourne Public Space Design Project Aims to Cut Through Red Tape:  Bringing people together through improving the public space approval process.

New app puts city planning in young people’s hands: Kids can have a play and a say with Greater Sydney Commissions new app for active participation.

Fijians fighting climate change: The people of Fiji hold the core value of ‘vei lomani’ – “the act of loving one another” –  as they work to make the islands climate resilient.


Smart Cities

Does social infrastructure appear out of step with tech in a Smart City? Bang The Table publish a free e-book thinking through the issues.

Philadelphia leaders prioritize community while developing a smart city roadmap: Philadelphia is devising a roadmap navigating smart cities tech before its implementation, focusing on smart communities

Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation: The World Economic Forum have a new publication showcasing 20 creative smart cities shows city leaders the big data & open data options.



Have your say on the City of Sydney’s plans for evolving Sydney night life, and boost the night time economy.


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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice


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