Advancing Smart Cities – Planning Institute Australia

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Advancing Smart Cities

Thank you to everyone who attended Planning Institute Australia‘s Advancing Smart Cities seminar!

With Darwin a big winner from the first round of grants for the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Plan, it is timely to learn about smart cities tools and technologies. Planning organisations and cities are often challenged to find effective ways of embracing technology and data analytics to address the public interest and respond to the community’s aspirations.

Can technology companies work more closely with cities and planning firms to engage in the rapid pace of technological advancement? Can the voice of the city, and community, be an integral part of technology industries? Are we keeping up with the digital transformation of the planning process?

This seminar aimed to highlight city-scale smart technology that can contribute to city rejuvenation and, together with open data, help to stimulate new partnerships and business growth, creating new job opportunities and helping to combat social and safety challenges.