LGAQ Future Cities Summit 2018

The LGAQ Future Cities Summit 2018 was hosted recently in Cairns, with the key learnings:-


1. Smart Cities, Why you should care 

  • What if we throw our biggest problems at tech and see what happens?
  • Social data for neighbourhood….19m Australians have smart phones, 69% of Australians are enrolled to vote but 79% have social media profiles
  • Look for assets (using social media data), not opinions
  • See through the Locals’ eyes
  • Always be thinking about context

To learn more, view the neighbourlytics presentation here: Smart Cities Why you should care Presentation


2. Let’s Get Phy-gital (Chris Isles presentation can be found here)

  • A smart City is really a misnomer.  It will first and foremost be a collection of smart streets, smart buildings and smart precents, that link to create a larger smart eco-system.  The most advanced in this is Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.
  • A Smart City is one that adopts a forward-looking way in economy, people, governance, mobility, environment, and living for the benefit of its residents and it is a process rather than a static outcome.
  • Government is no longer the owner of the best data sets:
    • Uber knows more about our streets, networks and congestion
    • Strava the owner of the best cycle data
    • Yelp greater insights into social life in cities
  • Yes – data will need to come from private companies
  • No – not all data will be stored on your server
  • Yes – open data and data sharing is the new norm
  • Taking a conservative position on data, due to real or perceived community expectations, will put you on the back foot
  • Who Pays vs Who Operates – There are opportunities to offset costs to Council to 3rd parties in exchange to access to data and/or service delivery
  • Top 8 Smart cities actions and tips for Local Governments

To learn more, view Chris Isles presentation here:  Lets get phy-gital Presentation Chris Isles LGAQ July18


3. Future Cities, Smart Communities 

  • 24x7 Government expectations and behaviours – the ability to deliver services to the community on their terms, when they want them, how they want them, wherever they want them
  • Culture of innovation:
    • Customer obsession
    • Long term thinking
    • If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail
    • You have to be willing to be misunderstood for a long time
  • Don’t try and look at what’s going to change consider “What is NOT going to change”.

To learn more, view the Amazon web services presentation here:  Future Cities, Smart Communities Presentation


4. Transport capabilities 

To learn more, view the presentation by Madeliene McManus, Monash University here:  Transport Capabilities Presentation


5. Moving with travel changes 

  • New technologies
  • Increased access to data and near real time analytics
  • Changes in consumer demand
  • What does the future look like
  • Potential benefits


6. Plan your Brisbane Case Study 

  • Plan your Brisbane game used to gather information

To learn more, view the presentation by Dy Currie here:  Plan your Brisbane Case Study Presentation


7. Waste to Energy

  • What does ‘smart’ waste management mean?
  • ‘Smart’ Cities – Global Case Studies
  • The role of waste to energy
  • Project case studies

To learn more, view the presentation by Andy Street, SLR Consulting here: Waste to Energy Presentation

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