Innovative Design Course: Crafting Places for an Innovative Economy in 21st Century

Innovative Design Course: Crafting Places for an Innovative Economy in 21st Century

Innovative Design short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Innovative Design courses in Sydney, open to the general public.

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This innovative design course builds on the recent book by the Instructors Professor Edward J Blakely and his colleague Professor Richard Hu Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy which integrates planning, policy, economics, and urban design into a framework for creating innovative places. Discovering new models of innovative places and focuses on how a globalised approach can shape new capacity and competitiveness. It draws upon a wide range of case studies from America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Developing a co-design and co-creation paradigm that integrates governments, the private sector and the community into shared understanding and collaborative action in crafting innovative places, this innovative design course will discuss place-based innovation in Australian context to inform policy making and planning, and to contribute to policy debates on programs of smart cities and communities.

This innovative design course provides the rationale, means and shows how communities large and small; regional and urban need to re-organise their city design and planning to accommodate the innovation economy. All Australian cities require this approach in some form if they are to retain young people, the lifeblood of their communities and offer them genuine opportunities to remain. This approach applies to all citizens as the nation’s economy changes to meet the challenges of a globalising economy.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this innovative design course participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the capacity of their community in Australia or any other chosen by them for its innovation economic potential;
  2. Determine the structural elements necessary to help a community re-shape its economic destiny;
  3. Re-design and develop new places and spaces for a community large and small so as to act as seed bed for innovation economic activity;
  4. Plan for the re-use and new uses of spaces and places for knowledge intensive activities; and
  5. Develop action and implementation tools for communities attempting to become innovation centres.

Course Content

This innovative design course will:

  1. Examines why places matter in today’s context of global integration and competition Integrates planning, policy, economics, and urban design into an approach to crafting innovative places.
  2. Discusses place-based innovation to inform policy making and planning, and to contribute to programs of smart cities and communities.

The following content will be covered in this innovative design course:

  • Identifying the assets and limitation of localities to attract innovation enterprises and entrepreneurs.
  • Assess the aspect of a community that has to be re-designed or developed to meet the challenges of the knowledge economy.
  • Develop a matrix applicable to assessing localities as innovation places.
  • Develop a set of new place-making skills that can be used in dense urban, non metro and rural areas that must be crafted in each place in different ways to meet the challenge of attracting innovation and innovators.

In this innovative design course participants will learn:

In the class we will learn:

  1. about the conceptual design of innovation hub.
  2. about the rationale for approach based on workshop information.
  3. Elements of the plan.
  4. how to plan and relationships with other city or community assets.
  5. how to implement approach.
  6. how to finance the plan.
  7. how to overcome local barriers.

In-class Project

Participants in this innovative design course complete their work by presenting a conceptual Innovation hub for a community based on one of two workshop case Studies or create a design and re-design of a place they have knowledge of in Australia and we can develop enough data on from Google Maps and ABS Statistics.

The Innovation hub includes:

  • Conceptual design.
  • Rationale for approach based on workshop information.
  • Elements of the plan.
  • Plan and relationships with other city or community assets.
  • Implementation approach.
  • Suggestion of financing the plan.
  • Ideas of how to overcome local barriers.

Intended Audience

This innovative design course is suitable for for planning, design and city professionals elected and administrative as well as engaged residents who wish to make input into city building no matter where they live.

Delivery Style

This innovative design course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture and group assessment.

Course Prerequisites

This innovative design course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

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