Collaborative Urban Teaching Platform
Universities and governments are increasingly encouraged to work collaboratively on largescale urban development projects. Landcom fosters this engagement through research and student engagement activities under the Universities Framework Agreement. One such initiative is the Collaborative Urban Teaching Platform (CUTP) which is a multiuniversity, cross-disciplinary urban teaching partnership developed by Landcom and several NSW-based universities.
The inaugural CUTP was run in the second semester of 2018, bringing together over 150 undergraduate and postgraduate students from seven courses across the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of NSW and Western Sydney University.
Each course adopted either the Landcom Bella Vista or Tallawong Station precincts (part of our SMNW Places program) as their semester-long case study. Landcom provided information about their objectives for the project to all participating students at a joint briefing on 10 August 2018.
The best student groups pitched their ideas and development proposals to judges from Landcom at the end of the semester, at a final event on 19 October 2018, with prizes awarded for the most innovative proposals that met Landcom’s objectives.
In addition to the CUTP, Landcom provided opportunities for over 100 other postgraduate students from The University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, Macquarie University and the University of NSW to engage with Landcom projects through guest lectures provided by Landcom senior managers, visits to project sites, and student research and case study projects.