In this video interview, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese discusses how the City of Adelaide is using technology as a key enabler of its four point plan to become a smart, green, liveable and creative city.
Local governments and the wider public sector are embracing the smart cities and communities movement to deliver real outcomes for their citizens.
“The important part of driving a strong technology agenda is to actually manage the public conversation. An important part is to have it as a very benefits based conversation. When talking to a commercial or residential rate payer – what’s in it for them? How’s it going to make their life better?”
The power of data infrastructure to enable more prosperous and resilient communities.
“Our keystone project is a ten gigabit data network for the City of Adelaide. We actually view that as infrastructure, as infrastructure that will make Adelaide more competitive.”
“Whether that is a carbon reduction discussion, a traffic management or water or energy management discussion - data and foundational infrastructure like data networks are extremely important. So there’s strong link between being a smart city and being a green city.”