CHRIS ROWLANDS

CHRIS ROWLANDS

Chris is an urban planner and is currently employed as the Innovation Officer with the City of Greater Bendigo where he is driving the innovation and smart cities agenda with a view to how Bendigo can become a City of the Future. One of Chris’ award-winning initiatives is called Clever Weather, where the City of Greater Bendigo has teamed up with La Trobe University to install 100 weather sensors throughout the city, including outer suburbs. He is passionate about improving the collaboration between academia, industry and government in order to address some of the challenges facing our cities and regions today.