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Urban Super Powers: Human-centred technology and city design of the future

  • Lecture Theatre 315, Level 3 University of Sydney- Eastern Avenue Auditorium Camperdown, NSW Australia (map)

Should we be stoked or spooked about the role that technology plays in shaping our future city? Join the University of Sydney’s Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, informatics expert and interaction design researcher, Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch and Transport Management and Director of the Business School Doctoral studies program Professor Stephen Greaves, for a conversation on what we might seek to gain or have forgotten as we embrace future technology innovation.



Professor Joellen Riley 

Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of the Faculty of Law holds degrees in law from the Universities of Sydney and Oxford, and has been teaching and researching in the field of employment and labour law since 1998. She studied law after a number of years as a financial journalist, and spent some time in commercial legal practice before joining the University of Sydney. Her academic career includes some years on the staff of the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales, where she taught principally in corporate and commercial law. Joellen is a Fellow of the Commercial Law Association.


Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch


Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch is Head of Design at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning and Chair of the Design Lab, a research group that focuses on interaction design and creative technologies. Martin is founding member of the Media Architecture Institute, state co-chair of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), and visiting lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology's Research Group for Industrial Software (INSO).


Professor Stephen Greaves

Stephen is a Professor in Transport Management and Director of the Business School Doctoral studies program. He has a wide range of transportation-related teaching expertise, and currently co-ordinates the transport policy and GIS units. Stephen's current research is focused around the health/environmental/safety impacts of transport, active travel including cycling, and innovative travel data collection methods using the latest technologies. Stephen currently holds a major ARC Linkage grant, and provides media commentary on a range of transport-related issues.