7 June 2017
Chris Pettit: Director of Smart Cities
The CRCSI is pleased to announce Chris Pettit as Director of Smart Cities, a newly created position within the CRCSI. This position will be focused on the future direction of our activities in the Built Environment, as well as coordinating the application of existing project outputs, such as RAISE and Greening the Greyfields.
Chris is the inaugural Chair of Urban Science at the University of New South Wales (2015) and was previously at the University Melbourne (AURIN 2011-2015), the State Government of Victoria (2004-2011) and RMIT University (2002-2004). Chris is responsible for the Digital Cities course at UNSW and previously developed the Urban Informatics course at the University of Melbourne. He was also the lead author on the ESRI online virtual campus course in GIS and Planning which attracted more than 3,000 students between 2000 and 2010.
Chris has been involved in a variety of projects at the CRCSI over the years, as well as supervising a CRCSI sponsored PhD student. We welcome Chris’s leadership in this area, as he brings a consistent strategic and scientific approach to our future activities in the Smart Cities domain. The CRCSI is privileged to have someone of his calibre in this role and we look forward to seeing what the future brings.