Innovation Precincts


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Thursday, 17 March 2022, 08:00AM – 09:30AM (CET) / 18:00 – 19:30 (AEDT)
Moderation: Professor Bruce Wilson at RMIT & Country Coordinator IURC Australia


This thematic cluster webinar is a part of International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Asia & Australasia, which aims to further urban and regional cooperation in the fields of sustainable urban development and innovation between EU and non-EU cities. The activity is in addition to the ongoing bilateral discussions amongst cities. Within the IURC thematic network n°2 “Urban and Regional Renewal”, this webinar will narrow in on urban renewal precincts.


According to Victoria Planning Authority, "urban renewal precincts are often old industrial areas that are no longer being used for their original purpose, and could benefit from redevelopment. Some urban renewal sites include large parcels of land owned by the government, or a single private owner, which can be transformed into great places for people. Additionally, urban renewal precincts also allow the government to deliver on key policy commitments, such as providing affordable housing and sustainable green spaces to the wider community."



08:00/18:00 -  Welcome by HE Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Australia

08:15/18:15 - Keynote presenter: Prof Jago Dodson, with Q&A

08:30/18:30 - City case studies (each 10 minutes):
• Madrid
• Incheon
• Melbourne
• Sejong

09:10/19:10 - Q&A and comments on the case studies

09:20/19.20 - Concluding remarks

09:30/19:30 - Closing