The Future of the Digital CBD

The Future of the Digital CBD

RMIT Research Centres the Blockchain Innovation Hub, Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation and the Digital Ethnography Research Centre have come together to conduct large scale research into the acceleration of digital technology directly impacted by Covid-19 and consequently, the opportunity areas for a digital CBD.

This research project will provide:

A strategic roadmap developed across the reports for cross-sector adjustments to the post-COVID digital environment including proposals for piloted use cases at the end of each themed report

Engagement with industry, government and society and development of public policy recommendations

A program of high-quality academic research building and evidence base and theoretical understandings to underpin the value and contribution of a Digital CBD initiative

Development of measures toward an index that focuses on the digital infrastructures, secure supply chains, cybersecurity capabilities and other relevant indicators such as policy and adoption/readiness in order to benchmark Melbourne, its regions and precincts, with its position in the global digital economy

Reports

The Future of the Digital CBD: Melbourne & Beyond

The first report outlines the opportunity areas for a digital CBD and the broad research areas and agenda we are undertaking as part of developing a digital roadmap for Victoria.

Download the report

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neon lights and illuminated structures in Federation Square, Melbourne.

The Future of the Digital CBD: Melbourne & Beyond

The first report outlines the opportunity areas for a digital CBD and the broad research areas and agenda we are undertaking as part of developing a digital roadmap for Victoria.

Download the report

News and media

Events

First Report Release Event – 1 December 2021

Watch this recording to gain an insight of the research agenda and an overview of the first report - The Future of the Digital CBD:  Melbourne and Beyond.  

Listen to our expert panellists Distinguished Professor Jason Potts, Professor Tania Lewis, Associate Professor Chris Berg, Professor Matt Warren and RMIT’s Policy & Impact Executive Director Tom Bentley, discuss the economical, social, cultural, policy and security issues around a Digital CBD.

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About us

Blockchain Innovation Hub

The RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub is the world’s first research centre on the social science of blockchain. Bringing together economics, sociology, public policy and political economy to provide a new way to understand the global blockchain evolution.

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation

A multi-disciplinary research centre that brings researchers from across RMIT to bring a truly multidisciplinary approach to the organisational, human and technology aspects of Cyber Security.

Digital Ethnography Research Centre

The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) applies cutting edge ethnographic approaches to better understand how digital tech impacts our present lives and potential futures.

Looking for more information or ways to collaborate with the Future of the Digital CBD project?

Contact Michael Fairbairn

Associate Director, Business Operations and Engagement, Blockchain Innovation Hub

Emailmichael.fairbairn@rmit.edu.au

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.