Can bikes power Adelaide’s economic development?

My Thursday afternoon and Friday morning were spent in a workshop on South Australia and economic prosperity. It was an invited group of people across sectors and ages. We were asked to identify opportunities for South Australia and then create an action plan with a 1-2 year time horizon. It was all rather timely given … Continue reading Can bikes power Adelaide’s economic development?

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Adelaide as a carbon neutral city? Good idea. But can we really commit?

In Adelaide we’re good at inspiring each other . Heather Smith’s post last week on Adelaide as a carbon neutral city has inspired me to write this post. At the moment there’s so much interest around the world in cities.   If plotted on the Gartner Hype Cycle, cities may be  up there with the ‘Internet of Things’. Right at the top of … Continue reading Adelaide as a carbon neutral city? Good idea. But can we really commit?

Internet of Things World Forum 2014

Part groovy revival meeting, part home shopping channel – welcome to Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in Chicago this week (or it is Internet of everything (IoE) – there are different views). You have to admire Cisco’s ambition and their sheer organizing capacity for such an event. Even though the sales pitch can … Continue reading Internet of Things World Forum 2014

What makes collaborations work?

I listened to a speech by Andrew Bovell, the well known Australian playwright and screenwriter, on ABC Online last week where he was delivering the 2012 Foxtel Screenwriters’ Address. You can find it here. Amongst other things,  Bovell talked about what makes a good writing collaboration – and to paraphrase his words – he said … Continue reading What makes collaborations work?

Urban Collaboration

This site began life as a blog to  explore the issue of collaboration in the context of cities and urban areas.   Almost all the big problems we face in cities need more than one organisation - or more than one type of knowledge - if we are to have any hope in solving them. And solving … Continue reading Urban Collaboration