How can the Internet of Things intersect with climate science and help cities work effectively in climate adaptation? A recent meeting of the minds in Sydney yielded many interesting insights and opportunities you will want to know about.
Young smart cities leaders are eager to participate in Australia's smart cities agenda and share their skills and abilities. Read our story to learn how SCCANZ is working to help them take part and contribute.
The Australian government is plugging $100 million into an incentive programme to get citizens to switch to electric vehicles. The reason? EVs will play a major role in supporting sustainable cities. Click for details.
Melbourne's startup scene is heating up with the recent launch of a startup accelerator program for companies working in energy, data analytics and more — and the announcement that candidates have been selected to participate in a separate IoT accelerator program. Click for details.
It’s been a year since Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand launched. Read on to hear about what we have done, and where we are going.
Australia’s first national Smart Cities Awards program was announced today at a gathering of industry leaders in Sydney, hosted by the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ), the peak body representing the smart cities movement in Australia. Speaking at a smart cities workshop in Sydney, SCCANZ Executive Director Adam Beck, announced the awards program, and the appointment of David Singleton as the program’s inaugural Chair.
A hackathon doesn't need to be a fringe, underground cult thing. It can be a tool for city transformation, market acceleration and a tool to build the skills our government and industry desperately need to solve urban problems.
Bad weather has made collecting water quality and related data in Wellington Harbour challenging for scientists in the past. But through an innovative combination of technologies the scientists don’t need to worry about the weather now—because the data they need is just a phone call away.
Knowing what your citizens really think is essential for the development of sustainable, liveable smart cities. And knowing how they really feel is even better. Several experts are suggesting that applying social analytics to social media will get us closer to that goal than the approaches we're using now.
It's been a busy week for the Council as we met with Council Partners and other stakeholders to work toward a better understanding of the best ways to integrate digital systems with the built environment. Read on to learn more about what we're doing to optimise the potential of smart cities.