Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand announced today that global design firm Aurecon had joined the organisation to help accelerate sustainability in cities using technology, data, and intelligent design.
The Smart Cities Council is the world’s largest network of smart cities practitioners and policy makers, and with the addition of Aurecon as a member, “the Council has acquired a partner that can bring a wealth of international expertise and experience in harnessing the transformative power of technology and digital design”, said Adam Beck, SCCANZ’s Founding Executive Director.
"As our cities across Australia and New Zealand continue to grow, and experience challenges associated with mobility, climate change, social prosperity, and infrastructure constraints, government and the private sector are seeking out the opportunities that digital transformation and data-driven decision making can provide," said Matt Coetzee Aurecon’s Global Planning Leader.
"Aurecon is proud to be a leader in this rapidly growing market place – and joining Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand is another important step on our journey to deliver the planning, design and management support needed to build thriving, sustainable cities and towns."
Aurecon shares the Smart Cities Council's vision of cities that are liveable, workable, and sustainable. As a world-leading advisory firm, Aurecon has extensive experience in delivering services globally – from the Middle East, to Africa and Asia, and locally here in the Australia New Zealand region.
"The Smart Cities Council is working with cities around the world to help them accelerate their sustainability goals by embracing citizen-centred smart technology, data, and intelligent design. But cities are large and diverse and complicated and very different from one another," said Beck. "That's why we are so proud to have Aurecon’s broad, global experience on our side. They are experts in helping cities craft an individualised path to a smarter, more sustainable, more resilient future."