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Smart cities

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Report

When billboards stare back: how cities can reclaim the digital public space

Our physical public areas – town squares, pedestrian zones, shopping centres and bus stops – are increasingly subject to unfettered digitalisation. This report sets out a number of concrete actions cities can take to increase their influence and effectiveness in protecting the data of their...
Conference paper

An investigation of the smart city development in India: multiscalar governance, fragmented planning and transformative opportunities for Australasia

This paper notes that scholars argue that smart city development in India and the Global South is disruptive because it has no predecessor to show us how. But examples from three Indian cities of Bhubaneswar, Pune and Chennai highlight the different ways in which smart...
Conference paper

Digital public space: imagining the everyday impacts of infrastructure transitions

This paper will outline a novel understanding of how people sense and make sense of the digital by using speculative visual research methods to approach the digital as part of the ongoing configuration of urban public space.
Report

The future of the digital CBD: Melbourne and beyond

This report provides the multi-disciplinary context for, and approach to, building a digital CBD. The report draws together expertise surrounding digital technologies and cities from economics, law, the social sciences, media and communications, and cybersecurity, to identify Melbourne’s challenges, transition points and opportunities.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Guide

Code for smart communities

The Code for Smart Communities was created to help guide urban development practices in Australia and New Zealand by embracing technology, data and intelligent design as a catalyst for positive change.
Report

Reclaiming the smart city: personal data, trust and the new commons

Cities are becoming a major focal point in the personal data economy. In city governments, there is a clamour for data-informed approaches to everything from waste management and public transport through to policing and emergency response. This report is about why and how city governments...
Conference paper

Towards Gold Coast smart city: a combination of local planning priorities and international best practices

Smart cities are no longer limited to a handful of metropolitan branded cities; as a large number of mid-sized cities have now joined the trend to become smart. Australia has also introduced its Smart Cities Plan in 2016; emphasizing the opportunities and challenges Australian cities...
Conference paper

Distributions of end-use water consumption among households

Estimating the distribution of domestic water consumption among households is important for establishing baselines against which policy success can be measured. Estimates of this kind are typically produced using household surveys. This study aimed to investigate how simple heuristic estimates of water consumption and surveys...
Guide

Smart cities guidance note - Smart urban development

For well over a decade urban development in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world has pursued an agenda of sustainability. The goal has been to shape our urban development practices so they can be better - for people, planet and economy. In...
Guide

Smart cities guide for built environment consultants

The smart city is one that uses technology, data and intelligent design to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability. This Guide has been developed to support built environment consultants to help their clients and other stakeholders in advancing the smart city agenda. It provides...
Discussion paper

Digital built Australia: A policy for smart infrastructure delivery in Australia

The Digital Built Australia policy primer outlines a suite of policy recommendations for building greater productivity within the construction sector and accelerating the reduction of built environment related greenhouse gas emissions through the greater adoption of technology and data solutions. The policy document proposes this...
Conference paper

Public wi-fi in Australian cities: are there lessons for ‘smart city’ government?

Wireless communication is now integral to the social, economic and cultural life of cities and will become increasingly so as Internet of Things (IOT) technologies alter existing urban processes and generate entirely new ones. Although wireless connectivity engages almost all aspects of urban governance, management...
Book

Public engagement with the smart city

This publication brings together researchers and engagement specialists across the globe to probe questions for twenty-first century citizens in an increasing sensor-laden environment.