Real World Futures

Future city just a trip away

Date: 02 August 2018

THE way we live in and use the centre of Brisbane is changing rapidly thanks to both technology and infrastructure investment.

How each feeds the other is the topic of the next Real World Conversation, Buses, Trains and Wired Brains, at QUT on Thursday, 2 August 2018.

It will feature a lively discussion between the two proponents of the city’s big infrastructure projects, the state government’s Cross River Rail and Brisbane City Council’s Metro with an injection of technology and social planning from leading technologists and social planners.

The conversation draws together the CEO of the Cross River Rail Authority, Mr Graeme Newton, the Deputy Mayor of Brisbane and driver of the Brisbane City Council’s Metro Project, Cr Adrian Schrinner and the urban and social planner, Ms Stephanie Wyeth.  They will be joined by QUT’s Professor Marcus Foth, Professor of Urban Informatics, who runs the QUT Design Lab and is regarded as one of the world’s leading 25 thinkers on urban informatics.

An important aspect of transport developments will be the way they better connect some of the knowledge-based tech precincts in the heart and at the fringe of the CBD – major hospitals and research facilities in Woollongabba and Herston and large universities at St Lucia, Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

The Real World Futures series has already canvassed how data will become more tradeable and more important in the life of cities thanks to urban informatics, the speciality of QUT’s Professor Marcus Foth.

The forum on Thursday, 2 August is the 24th in the Real World Futures series which is designed to understand the impact of technology on future working, thinking and living.

The breakfast event will be moderated by Ms Danielle Duell.  To attend register here.

02 August 2018
7am - 9am
QUT Gardens Point campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
roomthreesixty, Y Block, Level 10
$30.00 per person
Kathy McCabe
Register Here

Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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