In Melbourne this May, Australia’s city and community makers will gather to learn about the latest trends, technologies and thinking when it comes to creating the cities, towns and suburbs of the future.
The event is being delivered by the Australian Smart Communities Association, the peak industry association in Australia for our rapidly developing digital, sharing and interconnected communities; and Monkey Media, trade publisher of magazines including Infrastructure, Energy and Utility.
Smart cities start with “why”. Truly smart cities have an established plan for what they want to achieve; and they use technology as the enabler for the changes they want to effect, rather than the reason for change itself.
The smart city conversation has moved beyond the metropolis, and now relates to suburbs, neighbourhoods and towns as much as our biggest cities. We now understand that there’s as much work to be done at the micro level, as well as the macro level.
Smart cities are moving their focus towards the wellbeing of community members as their key performance indicator, and are working to create functional environments that provide benefits for every citizen.
At Smart Cities 2020, we will explore these key themes, and much more, through our world-class speaker line-up, formal and informal networking sessions, and at the Smart Cities & Communities Awards, where the latest innovations in the industry will be on display.