Smart Cities Sandbox

Leader: Walter Fernandez

Members: Lemuria Carter, Sam Kirshner, Jason Nguyen, Chung-Li Tseng, Linlin Ge


The Smart Cities Sandbox aligns with the aims of the Australian Federal Government's Smart Cities Plan (2016) in response to emerging needs and global trends to ensure the continuous growth of the knowledge economy while delivering liveable cities that serve their citizens and protect their environment. Thus, a Smart City is a strategic initiative of transformation to provides the necessary technological infrastructure that will enable cities to attract new talent and organisations to their region while retaining and improving the life and the environment of their population.

This sandbox serves two complementary purposes. First, at a strategic level, we aim to longitudinaly study and provide independent advice to city councils during their transformation process. In doing so, we centre on the city councils' evolving needs and priorities, taking a research perspective congruent with the fuzzy nature of strategic and long-term transformation programs. Second, at a tactical level, to provide advice, research, and support on specific smart city projects, including, but not limited to, waste management systems, traffic management systems, data analytics, and living labs for user-centric innovation systems.

Participating Organizations: TBA