Precinct scale living laboratories and the value of spatial data
Outcomes Report: Aida Afrooz, Elizabeth Punt, Carmela Ticzon, Stella Agagiotis, Rebecca Jacobs, Stephen Summerhayes, Chris Pettit August 2018
This report describes how the event about precinct scale living laboratories and the value of spatial data organised by CRC Low Carbon Living, City Futures UNSW, Randwick City Council, and the University of Sydney on 30 August 2018 has contributed to the discussion on the value of living laboratories and the role of spatial information in supporting smart precinct planning and design. The convergence of complex challenges faced by our urban places underscores the drive to find innovative and multi-dimensional approaches to placemaking. Operating within this context is the CRC for Low Carbon Living, Australia’s only research and innovation hub dedicated to lowering carbon emissions in the built environment. The CRC’s suite research includes an integrated open innovation network of 17 Living Labs. A Living Lab unites stakeholders co-create services, systems, technologies and social solutions to real-life problems, in real-world settings. Within this context and building on the success of the 2017 Spatial Data Forum held at University of Sydney, a forum was organised to further the discussion on the value of living laboratories and the role of spatial information in supporting smart precinct planning and design. The event offered opportunities to explore the design of a precinct scale living lab as part of the NSW Government’s $720m Randwick Hospitals’ Campus Redevelopment.