Summer Series: How to Save the World with Data and Humans, with Katie Patrick

Summer Series: How to Save the World with Data and Humans, with Katie Patrick

By Zoe Eather

Hi #smartcommunity friends! Welcome to the Summer Series here on the Smart Community Podcast. As you know, we’re taking a little break from new content over the Australian summer holidays, and instead we are sharing the replays of a few of our all time favourite episodes. This week we’re sharing my interview with Katie Patrick, from way back in Episode 234, which was released in June 2021.

Katie is an environmental engineer, software designer, author and co-founder of the two environmental database startups Energy Lollipop and Urban Canopy. In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast we begin our conversation by Katie telling us about her background as an environmental engineer, how she transitioned to running her own publishing company to now her own startups.

Katie then shares with us what a Smart Community is to her and her passion for environmental data. We then talk more about environmental data and how it can help drive change in human behaviour before Katie talks about her interest in behavioural psychology.

Katie then shares with us her two startups and the work they are involved in and we talk about her transition from a more conventional style of work to the startup space, before discussing personality types and the value different personalities can bring to an organisation.

We talk about the basis of Katie's book “How To Save The World'' and how important it was for Katie to deliver her complex messages in the book in a readable way to her audience. We finish our conversation discussing the emerging trends of granular data and data-to-data comparisons.

One recent project of Katie’s that has happened since this interview is the Sustainability Street masterclass she’s been running, which is about how to gamify neighbourhood decarbonisation. We’ll pop a link in the show notes if you want to check that out.

And of course we will be sure to get Katie back on the show in the new year for a full update about what she has been up to since we recorded this episode and how our thinking has progressed since our conversation. But in the meantime, as always we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

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