Tuesday, 26 June 2018 11:48

Western Sydney Sustainability Industry-Research Hub

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Western Sydney University is seeking to work with government and industry representatives on the co-development of a Sustainable and Resilient Cities Collaborative Hub for Western Sydney.

Government and industry representatives from across Western Sydney, came together on the 5th of June to share ideas around the co-development of a hub focused on sustainable and resilient cities.

Held on 5 June 2018, to coincide with World Environment Day, the workshop was a first attempt to discuss a shared vision for this new initiative to be launched in late 2018 or early 2019.

The goal of the Hub is to act on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly as they apply to Greater Western Sydney, a region undergoing profound change and where local councils have a pivotal role to play.

This place-based Hub will aim to:

• Connect a range of agents of change including: local governments, decision-makers, businesses, researchers and communities across Greater Western Sydney;

• Engage in long-term partnerships;

• Co-develop novel approaches for end-users through industry-led co-creative initiatives; and

• Act as a focal point for the development of shared, coordinated, and evidence-based actions and interventions.

Western Sydney University has a wealth of world-class expertise in sustainability research, a sector concerned with the health and wellbeing of people as well as urban biodiversity, transport, energy, education and work.

This Hub will act as a platform for multi-disciplinary cooperation, through workshops, living labs, public events, industry training programs and capacity building, to enable co-development of a shared purpose, authentic stewardship and accountability, and a new science-policy interface for Greater Western Sydney.

 

For more information on the Hub, or to get involved please contact:

Juan Francisco Salazar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or 

Jeff Powell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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