Mobility Now, released as part of Smart Cities Week, was prepared by the Smart Cities Council’s Urban Mobility Task Force, and is a new strategy from the Smart Cities Council outlining six essential steps to smarter, sustainable and inclusive urban mobility and better cities.
When Michelle Fitzgerald from the City of Melbourne is out talking to the community about smart cities, she never leads with technology. Instead, every conversation starts with people and their problems – “and only then about how technology and data might help solve those problems”.
The City of Newcastle is rapidly emerging as one of Australia’s smart cities testbeds. More than 100 projects have been deployed in recent years or are currently underway as the post-industrial city capitalises on “once-in-a-century” development, says Smart Cities Coordinator Dr Nathaniel Bavinton. What has his team learnt as it leads the charge?
We are writing to share some thoughts about national smart cities policy in Australia. Or lack thereof. This is an adapted letter sent to The Hon Allan Tudge MP, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure on 8th October 2019. We felt it prudent to share our views, and those of the many local government policy makers, technology companies and cities advisers that make up our member and partner network throughout Australia.
Australia’s northernmost city has recently rolled out one of the largest and fastest smart cities projects in the country.
The results from the City of Perth’s $2.6 million smart cities trials are in. What has the City learnt? We check in with Daniel High, Acting Director of Economic Development and Activation, to find out.
The Smart Cities Council has released the 5G City Design Guidance Note, which seeks to respond to the emerging challenges and opportunities for cities and towns from the rollout of next generation 5G telecommunications, small cell densification, Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, smart urban infrastructure and increased city owned smart city assets.
Facial recognition, free WiFi, RFID tags, mobile phone apps, body-worn cameras and drones – as these technologies are rolled out around Australia, are cities considering the privacy risks? Not really, says privacy expert Nicole Stephensen.
Malaysia’s Ministry for Housing and Local Government has released the Malaysia Smart Cities Framework this week, the latest nation in the region to signal its commitment to embedding technology and data in its future vision.
The budgeting process in any organisation is the primary touchpoint for collaboration. Everyone who spends money must propose how much they’ll spend, as well as where, why and how. In most cases, local governments are navigating that budget process using a 30-year-old system or an Excel spreadsheet. However this world is now changing fundamentally.