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Smart cities

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Briefing paper

Accelerating a just transition to smart, sustainable cities

Smart cities collect and use data to better manage resources, provide services and allocate assets. This policy brief explores both the potential benefits and the negative consequences of the smart city approach to the governance of sustainability transitions.
Conference paper

Information infrastructure and the connected city

This paper briefly reviews the relationship now between ICT and the cities, particularly in Australia, and surveys the role that communication and information infrastructure might now play in the future form and function of cities.
Conference paper

Google’s Quayside, Cisco’s Panyu District development and the possible Australian future of Smart Cities investment

Smart Cities is a planning movement that uses information technology to develop cities of ‘intelligent’ sense and response. This paper looks at two of the highest profile Smart City initiatives under this new model; explores the spatial strategies being employed, and explores possible futures for...
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.
Conference paper

New ways to model cities as complex systems

Cities are complex systems and the ways in which we consider and conceive them requires disruption. This disruption is not technological, but methodological – providing new ways to understand and explore their structure, composition and potential.
Report

Smart cities down under: performance of Australian local government areas

This report presents the findings of a study conducted at the Urban Studies Lab of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that placed Australian local government areas under the smart city microscope to evaluate their performances. The study also generates insights for understanding the reasons behind...
Article

The soft power of smart cities: the giant missing bit

In this article, Dr Natalia Grincheva argues that the convergence of soft power and smart city ambitions and strategies is inevitable, and that museums play a key role as centres of soft power through their ability to attract visitors, elevate the global visibility of cities...
Book

Low carbon mobility for future cities: principles and applications

Urban Transport energy efficiency and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world’s population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast...
Guide

Centre for the fourth industrial revolution network

This brochure outlines the scope of the network's portfolio, the emerging technologies it covers and the engagement opportunities for public and private bodies through the network of Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils.
Report

Sustainable cities: beacons of light against the shadows of unplanned urbanization

As Theodore Parker once said, “Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.” While great cities have shaped our civilizations over the millennia, sucking in resources both natural and human before radiating hem out to the...