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I'm a thinker, innovator, disruptor, image consultant, applied economist , sustainability policy analyst and trouble shooter who lives in Canberra. I've worked in public and private enterprise, always thinking about efficiency and other ways to do what is in front of her. I see opportunities and possibility constantly, which create savings, efficiency and new ways to do things. I'm a self proclaimed ‘connector’ listening and observing people and businesses and drawing unexpected connections for people to explore. When I'm not busy connecting , I'm on her bicycle, riding to my next appointment or enjoying sewing and remaking the next outfit.
I did some MBA units in 2005 and Entrepreneurship was one of these, it reminded me of what I’ve been doing all my life, most recently, airbnb which has created both revenue and amazing connections. I like the business model as it creates revenue for home owners and brings travellers into the local community to share and learn the best the area has to offer. I’m also enjoying the Lean start-up community in Sydney and Canberra, and was part of a team ‘ lean Connect’ that won a LSM event in 2012 at Fishburners in Sydney. Canberra is kicking on with a co-working space in April 2013 to create both a focal point to connect and an affordable desk to support entrepreneurs, E29 - Entry 29 is at Childers St on the edge of the ANU precinct and right next door to the Street Theatre.
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check out the blog at http://ulab.org.au/caps-climate-adapted-people-shelter/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog. WE have run three of the first round of workshops and we have had our second really hot day in Sydney today. WE've talked to about 60 people and here are few points they have made about what makes aclimate adapted shelter: - materials that insulate/dissipate heat/ allow for air flow; - water bubblers; -use of lighter colours, eg roof to reflect heat; - modifying strucutre to limit exposure eg. tilting roof, moveable panels/walls patron enabled; -air cirulation; - collection of rain water; 'New, up to date bus shelter will give us 21st Century solutions to 21st Century issues- dealing with climate issues with increasing population, traffic and making use of time by use of technology. I'm optimistic about this project!' WE also did some work on vulnerable personas and found they need: - security- safety features and lighting - comfort- shade and a seat made from natural materials that isn't hot - connectivity- visibility and information on bus services - accessibility- space in shelter to accomodate a wheel chair becuase too hot in the sun We'll launch the competition in a few weeks and the link will be on the current blog. thanks again for your support.
Hi Matt, it is me running the project, there are 3 researchers in climate adaption, open innovation n smart technology. I'm bringing things together. I'm currently facilitating user workshops that will inform the design criteria for the competition launch in a few weeks. How might you help? I'm not sure what you could do? I'm still looking for sponsorship for prize money? I'm also looking for some financial assistance so I can continue in a part time capacity after Dec 18 2015. I expect the project to be completed this time next year. Thanks so much for your interest n encouragement . Lee
It seems that those who build green are future proofing their assets and super -annuation funds are more likely to purchase green buildings because they are cheaper to run and more likely to be rented. I think it is the tenants who need to require the tenancy to be green. It is a bit chicken and egg, where is the demand derived from, owner or tenant. I think there is increasing pressure on banks from customers requiring bank loans to be in sustainable projects, so that may be another avenue to focus from? Lee