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BrisScience // How is technology changing the way we plan our cities?

August 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you ever booked an Uber? Been stuck in traffic and dreamed of the day when autonomous vehicles are the norm? Maybe you’ve jumped on social media to post a photo of the sunrise while catching the #CityCat to work?

Technology is increasingly becoming embedded in our lives and, by extension, the cities and towns we live in. Join us this August as three of Brisbane’s top urban planners talk about how technology is already shaping the cities of the future.


Meet the panel

Ms Laurel Johnson is an urban planner and academic at The University of Queensland who has undertaken over 40 planning research consultancies. Passionate about social equality in the city, her research looks to improve public transport access for disadvantaged communities.

Professor Neil Sipe is an urban planner based at The University of Queensland, where he is currently looking at how the rise of autonomous vehicles will impact future land use.

Ms Coby Tomlins is a UQ graduate and Director of SMARTA Planning, an organisation analysing social media content to advise urban planners about existing land use conditions and make recommendations for future policy and strategy direction.


August 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Edge, SLQ
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland