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New forms of information and communication technology are linking the household to an increasingly complex public realm of formal and informal, spatial and non-spatial relationships.
The paper maps the opportunities for smart city technologies to benefit all communities, as well as the keys to success to ensure these technologies advance more equitable and positive outcomes for people who are aging and people living with disabilities.
Examines whether the systems used to operate and manage critical infrastructure in the Sydney metropolitan water supply system and the NSW traffic signal network are secure and, if systems go down, whether there are sound recovery arrangements in place.
This report explores the details of the Obama Administration's executive order on cybersecurity, breaking down the challenges, criticisms, and successes of the effort to date, before offering clear lessons from the US experience that can be applied to the Australian context.
Telework, as part of flexible workplace practices, has many proven benefits including attracting and retaining valued staff and capturing productivity benefits. Understanding how telework might add value to your organisation, the right course of action when dealing with requests for telework arrangements—including consideration of compliance...
Qualitative research into the everyday information-seeking practices of eight diverse households in the City of Melbourne, Australia permitted insights into the variability in dynamics around information practices. The current study combines an information practice approach to information-seeking with finer detail on use of...
This study explored gender differences in urban adolescent Internet access, usage and motives. Data were collected from 914 urban school students in Malaysia. Factor analysis revealed that eroticism, entertainment, social-interaction, shopping and information/ surveillance are the key drivers for adolescence Internet usage. No differences between...
This report from Deloitte Access Economics examines the benefits to households of high speed broadband in 2020 when the use of digital tools will be widespread across the economy. Deloitte assessed potential household benefits in the areas of communications; e-commerce; e-health; online education; e-government services;...
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACLEG), with input from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, has released a new report outlining how local governments can more effectively utilise demographic and other population data into planning and decision-making processes.
The report, titled Looking...
Abstract: Resilience and sustainability are two primary objectives for future cities. The violent consequences of extreme natural events and the environmental, social and economic burden of contemporary cities make the concepts of resilience and sustainability extremely relevant. In this paper we analyze the different...