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MEDIA RELEASE: Consult Australia and Smart Cities Council team-up for new smart cities guide


The ‘Smart Cities Guide for Built Environment Consultants’ is the result of a collaboration between Consult Australia, the Smart Cities Council (ANZ) and their respective members. It defines and sets out the functions of a smart city and includes a checklist for collaboration across the sector.

MEDIA RELEASE: Smart cities peak body calls for digital transformation of built environment


SCCANZ mobilises its policy activities for 2018, starting with the release of its Digital Built Australia policy primer outlining a suite of policy recommendations for building greater productivity within the construction sector and accelerating the reduction of built environment related greenhouse gas emissions through the greater adoption of technology and data solutions.

MEDIA RELEASE: Australia’s first Smart Cities Week takes shape: 29-31 October 2018 in Sydney


Smart Cities Week, the global event of the Smart Cities Council, will make its way to Australia in late October 2018. The Council, which is the largest global coalition of smart cities companies, practitioners and policy makers, has announced today that its signature event will take place in Sydney from 29-31 October.

Is a renewable energy boom in Australia's future?


Investment in grid-scale energy storage and renewable energy in Australia jumped in 2017 to the point where the country is now one of the top 10 globally for renewables investment. Numerous benefits are expected, including lower electric bills — and that will be much appreciated in a country that currently has the world's highest power prices.

Mobile augmented reality: The urban experience we have been waiting for


How we experience the city, how we access information, how we manage our city’s assets and how we deliver services to the community is about to change thanks to mobile augmented reality. We spoke with the CEO of Council Partner CivicConnect, which has been pioneering a mobile AR platform to understand what's next for the urban experience.

Collaboration is king in smart cities: Our interview with Katherine Tobias


To kick off the Smart Cities Pulse series for 2018, we sat down with emerging smart cities leader Katherine Tobias of Partner KPMG's Internet of Things practice, to hear her views on smart cities now, new and next. Among other topics covered, we spoke about standards, collaboration, governance and the importance of engaging young future leaders.

MEDIA RELEASE: Peak smart cities body partners with leading global design, technology and management company


Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has announced its latest industry partnership, with Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management solutions.