CITIES acknowledges the many local peoples, the traditional custodians and owners of the land on which we meet and work. We wish to pay our respects to the elders both past and present who cared for this land, and to all Aboriginal people in Sydney. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Our aim is to work with Aboriginal Communities to promote economic, educational and social policy and objectives that ensure people have the capacity to live a life which they value. Incorporating an Aboriginal perspective into all aspects of modern knowledge sharing and communication as well as into Indigenous policy and community development supports this.
In particular, our role is to provide pro bono IT services where possible as requested by the community. We work with community and government organisations to develop these services in a way that ensures they provide a secure, culturally sensitive and user friendly resource to community, as well as to government organisations servicing the Indigenous Community.
Where possible we will seek funding to enable us to continue providing these services without charge to community organisations. The process and philosophy behind our work is based on flexible user-centred designs
Much of our work has been in Language Reclamation
We also have Public Information Sharing pages
We have included our Strategic Plan for you to read
CITIES has completed some projects already. See our Projects Page
Also projects with OLPC including link to software development at OLPC Australia website
Contact the centre by email to cat.kutay at cities.org.au