Major Academic Linkages

Major Academic Linkages

 The vision of the “Sustainable Living Infrastructure Consortium” (SLIC) is to connect national, international, organisations and individuals to facilitate “on the ground” delivery of “equitable and sustainable living environments”.

To deliver this vision, it is important to establish a platform whereby consortia partners of SLIC can openly contribute to the body of knowledge leading to “Pathways, Policy & Place” via third party high quality independent research and review provided by the university community both nationally (Australia) & Internationally.

The third party high quality independent research and review platform provided by SLIC & the university community both nationally (Australia) & Internationally is managed by the CEO of SLIC, Professor George Earl. Professor Earl has had an academic career spanning over 25 years, holding senior positions at a number of prestigious Universities in Australia and Asia (Queensland University of Technology, National University of Singapore, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales and Bond University). He currently holds adjunct professorship appointments at Griffith University and the University of New South Wales.

The third party high quality independent research and review platform provided by SLIC & the university community both nationally (Australia) & Internationally currently incorporates the following activities:

  • Research,
  • Academic papers,
  • Government policy/position papers,
  • Higher degree sponsorship,
  • Knowledge dissemination symposiums,
  • Support for “Sustainable Living Choice” innovation projects, &
  • Student internships

Current & Completed University Links and Activities Supported by SLIC

Griffith University

Activities include:

  • Research: Four (4) projects completed, five (5) projects currently being undertaken and two ARC Linkage Grant Applications
  • Academic Papers: two (2) papers published one of which was voted best paper at recent international refereed conference
  • Higher Degree Sponsorship: Three (3) PhD stipends, one underway & two (2) are available and to be awarded, in addition Griffith University has committed to three (3) matching PhD stipends, all of which are available and to be awarded
  • Student Design Competitions: Two (2) sponsored multiple design competitions have been completed; one sponsored by NDIS, Queensland and Victorian Governments into the design of disabilities (to be nominated by the students), the second sponsored by the NSW Government into affordable housing
  • Supported Innovation Support Topics: Smart metering, whole of life sustainable living costs & affordability, artificial intelligence in housing design, sustainable living cities master plan design, and a number of community based projects supporting community diversity
  • Knowledge Dissemination Symposiums: One planned symposium (September 2017)
  • Guest Lectures: a number of guest lectures have been presented to Engineering, Architectural and Business School students on SLIC related activities.
  • Internships: A number of internships (various Schools) have been accommodated into SLIC/NAHC activities

 Griffith Business school

University of New South Wales

Activities include:

  • Research: one (1) project underway
  • Student Design Competitions: Two (2) sponsored multiple design competitions have been completed; one sponsored by NDIS, Queensland and Victorian Governments into the design of disabilities (to be nominated by the students), the second sponsored by the NSW Government into affordable housing

 City Futures Research Centre UNSW

Bond University 

Activities include:

  • Research: Two (2) projects completed
  • Academic Papers: two (2) papers refereed articles
  • Student Design Competitions: One sponsored design competition has been completed in 2014; sponsored by NDIS, Queensland and Victorian Governments into the design of disabilities (to be nominated by the students), 
  • Guest Lectures: a number of guest lectures have been presented to Real Estate students on SLIC related activities.
  • Internships: A number of internships (various specialisations) have been accommodated into SLIC/NAHC activities

 Bond University

The  University of Melbourne

Activities include:

  • Student Design Competitions: One sponsored design competition has been completed in 2014; sponsored by NDIS, Queensland and Victorian Governments into the design of disabilities (to be nominated by the students), 

Melbourne University School of Design

Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc)

Through the SLIC linkage with NAHC, activities have been undertaken with SBEnrc, which is a national research centre, which incorporates partnership relationships with the  following universities:

  • Curtin University
  • Griffith University
  • Swinburne University of Technology

Activities include:

  • Research: one (1) project completed project and two (2) ARC Linkage Grant Applications submitted
  • Academic Papers: two (2) papers published one of which was voted best paper at recent international refereed conference

Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc)

 

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