Dr Nathaniel Bavinton

Smart City Coordinator, City of Newcastle

Dr Nathaniel Bavinton is an urban sociologist, strategic planner and social researcher. He has spent over a decade conducting research and planning focused on interconnections between governance, urban planning and design, community, consumption and culture.

Nathaniel is the Smart City Coordinator at the City of Newcastle. He 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.