The most significant innovations around smart cities will come on the micro scale, says Alok Patel, who has called on governments to ease procurement practices.
Councils are implementing energy efficient smart street lighting, which have benefits such as lower costs, increased sustainability and minimal maintenance.
The Government's national performance framework demonstrates its commitment to putting the ‘smart’ into its Smart Cities Policy.
Daniel Ng, senior director at Cloudera, looks at smart cities and their use of communication technology and the importance of data security.
Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand and the Green Building Council of Australia have announced a partnership to develop a Code for Smart Communities.