While a holistic approach towards the development of smart cities is still often missing; in 2017 there are some good examples both nationally and internationally of councils that are moving in the right direction. A number of cities around the world are now implementing Smart City initiatives. North America and Europe are the leading regions with numerous cities deploying various innovations. We are migrating from Smart Cities being a concept for the future and now seeing cities make tangible plans and infrastructure decisions to support such a transformation. This also means we can begin to see more clearly the obstacles and challenges involved. The most difficult issue to resolve in building smart cities is the funding. And this is not unique, all sectors and industries that are facing transformation are dealing with the same problem. The transformation process will not be possible unless investments are made in the ICT platform. This unique report explores the issues, challenges and developments for smart cities as well as providing insightful information and statistics on this emerging trend.
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Last updated 1 Nov 2017
Analysts: Paul Budde
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.
The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.
Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
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