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Case Study: Randwick City Implements Engaging Smart City Technology

Thu, 2020-11-05 05:53 -- Adam Beck
11/05/2020

Over the past year, Randwick City Council has used smart-city technology to digitise the city and introduce emerging technology to public spaces. By implementing Yellowbox smart lockers at leisure and aquatic centres, as well as beaches, both locals and tourists had the opportunity to experience what engaging smart city technology feels like after using a yellowbox for the first time.

Post COVID Urbanism: Where to next?

Wed, 2020-10-07 10:24 -- Adam Beck
10/07/2020

On Tuesday 6th October the Smart Cities Council hosted a discovery session with an online audience of 100, to discuss what our cities need to consider with respect to new mobility, e-commerce and related innovations and disruptions within our cities and communities. And of course, what might be the urban planning and design impacts of this.

Plenary Morning at Smart Cities Week ANZ 2020 - What was said...

Wed, 2020-09-23 18:55 -- Adam Beck
09/23/2020

On Monday 21 September we hosted our Plenary Morning for Smart Cities Week Australia New Zealand 2020. In this streamed plenary session we work through a range of topics that support the operationalisation of technology and data investments in a way that focuses on performance and outcomes. This session is about exploring the direct link between smart cities, and social, environment and economic benefit.

Build your own ecosystem for innovation and prosperity

Wed, 2020-09-16 07:21 -- Philip Bane
09/15/2020

Did you know that
*Less than one percent of companies ever receive venture capital funding with most failing
*94% of the companies on the Inc. 500 never raised venture funding.
*Only 10% of venture-backed companies had a female founder;
*Only 1% had an African American founder.
Discover how inclusive entrepreneurialism changes this -

Smart Cities Council to provide support to startups under new membership program

Wed, 2020-09-09 05:14 -- Adam Beck
09/09/2020

A fresh approach to supporting startups across Australia and New Zealand is underway with the announcement that the Smart Cities Council has broadened its partnership categories to include early stage startups. Under the new partnership program startups will have the opportunity to leverage the local support and global presence of the world’s longest running smart cities organisation focused on catalysing smart cities action and investment.

The Many Different Global Flavors of Open Data Initiatives at Smart Cities Week Global 2020

Wed, 2020-09-09 00:51 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

Join global data experts at Smart Cities Week Global 2020, exploring how cities around the world are implementing open data initiatives. From China to Mexico, many cities are sharing data with the public to improve transparency and invite collaboration. The goal is to do a deep dive into what makes open data initiatives work and how other cities can improve their own implementations. Click through to learn more.

Learn from CDO Carlos Rivero at Smart Cities Week Global how Virginia used a data trust to fight COVID 19

Tue, 2020-09-08 21:50 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

Call to action from Commonwealth of Virginia, led by CDO Rivero

The Commonwealth of Virginia, led by its Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero seeks to help your city address the many barriers to data sharing and review how Virginia was able to stand-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one(1) week sharing data between both state and private entities. This session, led by CDO Rivero and moderated by Dan Wu, both data experts is titled “Data sharing: civic data trusts’

Click through to the main article and sign up for Smart Cities Week Global 2020. Also consider joining a Readiness Cohort about Data Sharing where you work with other cities in resolving common problems. Join by applying to participate in the 2020 Global Readiness Challenge.

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