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2020: Our year in review

Tue, 2020-12-15 14:58 -- Adam Beck
12/15/2020

After many challenges, we ended a year of crisis with celebration and optimism. Our smart cities awards hosted in early December demonstrated the great distance we have come as policy makers, practitioners, innovators and advisers. We would like to share with you our achievements in 2020.

The Smart Cities Value Framework

Sat, 2020-12-12 07:29 -- Adam Beck
12/12/2020

The Smart Cities Council is delighted to announce a new project that will see the creation of a Smart Cities Value Framework. This Framework will provide both policy makers and practitioners with a means to define and measure the benefit and value of their smart cities actions and investments. With a research and discovery phase underway, the Council is seeking stakeholder input on existing experiences with measuring smart cities project value and preferred attributes of such a framework.

Smart Cities Award winners step up in 2020

Thu, 2020-12-03 17:03 -- Adam Beck
12/03/2020

The smart cities leaders of Australia and New Zealand have accelerated their efforts in 2020, with new technology solutions and innovative projects tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head on.

Eighteen winners have been acknowledged across seven categories for their visionary leadership, best practice projects and real-world impact.

The third annual Smart Cities Awards was presented virtually this year by Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand.

Smart Cities Council announces Finalists for the first Readiness Cohorts for 2021

Thu, 2020-11-19 06:02 -- Shawn Gants
11/18/2020

The Smart Cities Council is proud to announce the finalists for Readiness Cohort Leaders for the First Quarter of 2021. From Brisbane, Australia to Moscow, Russia to eight cities in North America - they represent the best of cities seeking to improve their city's livability, workability and sustainability - and also helping your city in the process.

With a focus on the theme 'cities helping cities,' Readiness Cohort Leaders will advance our collective cause, one city at a time.

Join the world's largest network of smart city practitioners and advance your city's livability, workability and sustainability.

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 -

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