Our readings over the last week on Smart Cities, Tech and local events.

Smart Cities

This Digital Trends case study of Barcelona, shows Smart Cities strategies which are being designed by and for its citizens. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/barcelona-smart-city-technology/

Imagining cities with a revolution of urban transportation is just one exciting jump to Smart Cities http://bit.ly/2vhKJ6o .

Smart Cities Australia and New Zealand are launching a new Smart Cities Chronicles project, and are seeking to track the progress of 6 cities over one year. http://bit.ly/2vzHZMG

Amazing opportunity for those in Sydney. City of Parramatta Council want to assist new social enterprises establishing in the Parramatta area. Application due Sept 4th. http://opportunities.startsomegood.com/pitchforgoodparra/

 

Tech

Australian Government aims to boost local SME businesses by $650 million with a reforms in the tech procurement processes http://bit.ly/2vBnKyi .

Millennials, sceptics and busy citizens can be encouraged to engage with political processes more with civictech & engagetech http://bit.ly/2vhKqbK  

 

Events

How do we localise a sustainable future? City of Sydney invites Christiana Figueres (leader on global climate change) and Gregor Robertson (mayor of Vancouver) to Sydney City Talks to speak about cities taking the lead and how local action is fast-tracking global changes. Sydney, Australia, Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Amelia Loye is speaking with Justin Herman, at the ALGIM Spring Conference (Association of Local Government Information Management), and will be joined with with Jack Madans from OpenCities, Callum McKirdy, Dave Wild, Ian Taylor and Linda Hutchings.  http://www.algim.org.nz/algim-events/2017-spring-conf/. Dunedin, New Zealand, 17-19 September.

 

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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice

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