Nathaniel Bavinton

Smart City Coordinator, City of Newcastle

Nathaniel is an urban sociologist, strategic planner and social researcher.

He has spent more than a decade conducting research and planning focused on interconnections between governance, urban planning and design, community, consumption and culture.

Asthe Smart City Coordinator he is leading the development of strategies and projects to take advantage of opportunities related to digital economy, connectivity and integrated analytics in the built environment. He works closely with the local innovation ecosystem and manages collaborative city strategy and citizen engagement activities.

The Newcastle Smart City Initiative is helping to develop Newcastle as a smart, liveable and sustainable city. Nathaniel is really interested in how the city can be a more innovative and creative, safe, connected, and socially diverse place.