Masterclass, Kip Harkness

Masterclass with Kip Harkness: Innovation and the Liveable City
Jul 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Abercrombie Building, Sydney Uni,
Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St, Darlington NSW 2008, Australia

Event Details


Liveability and innovation are broad concepts that spark a diversity of interpretations, initiatives and interventions.


Join Cities Leadership Institute and innovation expert, Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager for the City of San Jose, California for an inspirational action orientated masterclass on how technology and innovation can create a liveable city.


Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Abercrombie Building (H70), Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets, The University of Sydney


Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


This masterclasses is open to both members of Cities Leadership Institute and non-members. 


Members: $375

Non-members: $450


For more information please contact:


Leigh Osterhus, Program Coordinator - Engagement

P: +61 2 8007 4442




Urban leaders aspire to make their city, town and community liveable places where people thrive. Creating that liveable sustainable ecosystem takes innovative thinking and innovative solutions.


This masterclass explores the dimensions of liveability and then reaches out build your knowledge and skills to be able to leverage technology and innovation to enable, facilitate and co create places where people thrive


Kip Harkness is a change agent who has spent his career cultivating talent and building high-performing teams, from farmers on the edge of the Sahara to technology leaders in the Silicon Valley. As Deputy City Manager for the City of San Jose, Kip directs the City’s innovation program and implementation of San Jose’s Smart City Vision. Here, he developed a unique strategy for engaging and working with both the local community and elected officials throughout their smart city journey.


Kip previously led PayPal’s global Technology Leadership Program, and has served 15 years in a range of roles at the City of San Jose and its Redevelopment Agency. For 10 years, Kip created a led the award-winning Strong Neighbourhoods Initiative that restructured how departments collaborated with residents and improved service delivery to meet pressing neighbourhood priorities.


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