The head of ICT for the city of Ashfield – a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia -- became the Smart Cities Council's 5,000th registered member last week. Learn why Bruno Daniele joined – and how you can do the same.
Some of the technologies that make smart cities so effective can also pay off during their construction. Learn how Saudi Arabia developers are using mobile technology, why RFID has proven a construction site game-changer in Australia and how China is tapping supercomputers to make construction more cost-efficient.
The city of Adelaide can now boast that it runs the largest free WiFi network in Australia, with help from Cisco. But that claim only touches the surface of what’s happening in the capital city of South Australia, where “livability” has become the mantra of public officials. Learn why.
New Zealand is a third of the way into a government-supported UltraFast Broadband network that will ultimately reach 33 cities and towns – 75% of the population. The network was designed from the outset to make it easier to build smart cities. Get the details.
What do you do when traffic continually gets worse even after building new roads and tunnels and raising the tolls to use them? Learn about an experiment in Sydney, Australia to move fully wired office "hubs" closer to where workers live.
A 2011 earthquake in New Zealand spurred a rebuilding effort in Christchurch that is relying on smart technologies and engaged citizens. Find out why it's another great example of turning lemons into lemonade.
To create some buzz around fast fiber networks, a New Zealand telecomm infrastructure company is hosting a year-long competition. When all is said and done, one town will claim the prize as NZ's fiber showcase. Get details on this time-tested approach.
When Google Australia revealed the eight locales where it believes small businesses are making best use of the Internet, they likely took some by surprise. Click to see which cities were recognized (and which were snubbed) in the tech giant's eTown awards.
Does the Smart Cities Council need to become the Smart Suburbs Council instead? Researchers from the UK and New Zealand claim that suburbs have a greater potential to become energy self-sufficient.
Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.