Digital technologies represent a tectonic shift shaping our societies, social life, culture and how we live generally. Our built environment and planning systems, however, have been designed for how we lived and worked 50 years ago. This workshop will share a new approach to city and regional planning that is more responsive to the digital age, connectivity and the new economy.
The Chief Planner of the Australian State of New South Wales, Gary White, will present his seminal concept of smart planning in the context of disruptive technologies and globalisation. Gary will be joined by Arvind Tyagi, digital evangelist and speaker to the Doctorial Colloquium at the 2019 ICEGOV conference, who will lead a stimulating discussion on what digital governance and the era of disruptive technologies mean for organisations responsible for the transition to smart planning.
The workshop offers a unique opportunity to engage with Australia’s most celebrated planner, Gary White, who was ‘National Planner of the Year’ in 2018. Arvind Tyagi will lead participants in a stimulating game of ‘Snakes and Ladders’ to identify the enablers of and barriers to implementing digital transformation.
This compelling workshop is for both technophiles and technophobes, planners and non-planners, practitioners and academics.
Three-hour interactive workshop will include theoretical backdrop, facilitated discussions, a case study, an interactive game and conclude with the transfer of storytelling tools and techniques. The workshop structure will comprise (including one 10-minute break):