In this environment, the festival examines what opportunities are there for better approaches to city building that might address some of these issues. A particular theme of the Festival will be the potential for new technology to provide a solution to some of these difficult problems and to address the question of what really makes a smart city.
Now in its third year, the festival provides a vital platform for discussion, reflection and comment and exposes the citizens of Sydney to a range of ideas from academics from the University of Sydney and elsewhere.
Australia’s cities have shifted from centres of manufacturing and industry to the drivers of a globalised economy fueled by knowledge, creativity and innovation
This forum explores how two nations with shared traditions but very different systems of urban governance and planning mediate the supply of new housing, and the roles played by government, planning authorities, developers, property owners and the public in this process.