Kororoit Institute International Symposium and Workshop

Living Spaces for Change: socio-technical knowledge of cities and regions

29 February – 2 March 2012,
North Melbourne, Australia



The program extends over three days and is intended to be highly interactive and exploratory.

Day One – Wednesday 29 February.

  • The stage is set for the theme “Living Spaces for Change” with keynote speakers representing concerned interest groups from around the world: Australia (Melbourne), France (Paris), Finland (Helsinki) and USA (Alexandria). These include:
    • Alain Moulet, President, Aménagements Vivants, Paris "The Concept of Living Spaces for Change".
    • Susu Nousala: Aalto University Helsinki, University of Melbourne Research Fellow and Director Kororoit Institute: "Emergence of Community Action"
    • Steven Else TOGAF9™ Certified Enterprise Architect, EA Principals, Alexandria, VA, USA; and William Hall, University of Melbourne School of Engineering Senior Research Fellow, and President Kororoit Institute Proponents and Supporters, Inc: "Enterprise Knowledge Architecture for Community Action"

  • Four experienced and dynamic local council and industry speakers will provide testimonies on experiences that relate to the theme. These include:
    • Greg Tegart (AM, FTSE), Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Adjunct Professor, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne
    • Janet Rice, Community activist and transport planner; former Greens Councilor and Mayor, City of Maribyrnong; and former Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum
    • Dr Ingo Kumic, Strategic Advisor, City Strategy and Development, Knox City Council,
    • Ken Watson, Executive Director, National Association of Steel Housing Australia (NASH)
  • These talks will be followed by several interactive discussion and theme-building sessions, leading towards the organization of collaborative projects on day Three.

  • Summary report for the day.


Day Two – Thursday 1 March

  • Special VIP Breakfast Meeting (Invitation Only)

  • The morning symposium session will be dedicated to presentations of extended abstracts (in breakout sessions if necessary) on topics relating to Socio-technical Knowledge of Cities and their Regions, followed by discussion.

  • The afternoon will involve interactive sessions to group concepts that may lead to the development of community of practice projects
  • Future Day Talk (see http://futureday.org/): Evening public event sponsored by Docklands Science Park.

Day Three – Friday 2 March (morning only)

  • The final session. Based on the previous two days, a morning workshop will identify, design and develop collaborative projects to involving the international organizations attending the symposium and workshop.


Engineers Australia, Victoria Division, is providing a first class venue, registration and catering for the Symposium, aligning with their interests in sustainability and human-based engineering. Please click the Engineers Australia logo for more information about this organization.

The main symposium venue and registration desk will be located at Engineering House, Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne, 3051.

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Program committee

  • Roger Hadgraft, Innovation Professor in Engineering Education, Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University
  • William Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Engineering Learning Unit, University of Melbourne
  • Bill Killpatrick, Research Fellow, Monash University
  • Nittaya Jariangprasert, Assoc. Prof. Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Amir Morris, Kororoit Institute
  • Alain Moulet, President, Aménagements Vivants, Paris
  • Susu Nousala, Aalto University Helsinki, Research Fellow and Director Kororoit Institute
  • Tony Smith, Kororoit Institute
  • Patrick Sunter, GAMUT, University of Melbourne
  • Russell Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University