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Good news for AU smart cities projects: the federal grants are flowing


The winning proposals in the first round of the Australian government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program have been chosen and the federal cash is flowing. Read on to learn about what some cities will be doing to make their communities more liveable, sustainable and safe.

Smart Cities Now, and Next: Our Interview with Catherine Caruana-McManus


SCCANZ spoke recently to Catherine Caruana-McManus, someone who has been close to the smart cities movement both globally, but also here locally in Australia for many years. As Director of Sales Strategy for IoT integrator Meshed and the Workstream Chair for Smart Cities and Industries for the Internet of Things Alliance Australia, she remains active in the advancement of the digital economy and the sustainability of our cities.

Going 'Glocal' - Local start-ups partnering for global impact


SCCANZ facilitated a workshop with global tech company SAP for SMEs and start-ups with Austrade and QUT. The goal was to explore opportunities for helping Australian businesses with niche technology offerings for smart cities to scale up and go global. Read on for more on the session's outcomes.

Smart precincts: A conversation with the development industry


Large-scale smart city projects require substantial planning and coordination. Smaller district and precinct-scale projects do, too. And as a discussion at Smart Cities Week made clear, sustainable precinct projects represent an important evolution in planning strategies and urban design.