Lucinda Hartley

CoFounder and Chief Innovation Officer, Neighbourlytics

Lucinda Hartley is an urban designer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods that measures the quality of life and wellbeing in cities using big data. Named as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential people [The Age], Lucinda is redefining how we measure the success of cities.
Neighbourlytics is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban-tech companies, having created data for more than 500 neighbourhoods in 10 cities around the globe, and was named 2019 Start-Up of the Year in the Australian Information Industry Association’s iAwards. With over a decade of experience in urban innovation, Lucinda was previously co-founder and CEO of award-winning placemaking consultancy CoDesign Studio. Her insights also contributed to defining UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Cities). A designer turned tech founder, Lucinda is alumni of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lucinda don’t separate work and personal life: first we shape our cities, then they shape us.


Wednesday, October 2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Switching on Darwin – Smart Cities from the Top End of Australialab
Australia's smart cities blueprint is being rewritten as part of a project called 'Switching on Darwin'. Acknowledging that technology alone cannot have the socio-economic impact needed to build a thriving community, an opportunity emerged where a purely technology project could be augmented with a range of innovative data platforms and insights services which would extend and deepen the benefits delivered through technology across key sectors of the Darwin community, and thereby meet the needs of the community delivering macroeconomic benefits over the long term.
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • The Smart and Connected Built Environment (and How to Make it a Reality)institute
In this classroom style session, learn from practitioners from the US and Australia about the ways in which smart city principles, policies and infrastructure investments are transforming existing developments and suburbs to become communities of tomorrow.