Australia smart cities solution

Why We Need Smart Solutions for Smarter Cities


If Australia is to join the ranks of smart cities in Europe and the US, we need to be proactively supporting collaboration between the public and private sectors. This means fostering more innovative solutions to the everyday problems our major cities face.

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global City Competitive Unit (a chart that ranks cities based on their demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors), Sydney and Melbourne rank 15th and 16th respectively, ahead of major players including Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and Rome. If we want to move other cities onto this list, or have Sydney and Melbourne break the top 10, a new way of thinking is needed that goes beyond simply making everything bigger to increase capacity.