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Contributions and risks of smart urban technology-driven approaches to sustainable development

The prospects of smart urban technologies range from expanding infrastructure capacity to generating new services, from reducing emissions to engaging the public, from minimising human errors to improved decision-making, and from supporting sustainable development to improving performances of commercial enterprises and cities. The most popular technologies in the context of cities include, but are not limited to:internet-of-things (IoT)autonomous vehicles (AV)Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)bigdata5G/6Groboticsblockchaincloud computing3D printingaugmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)digital twinsartificial intelligence (AI).These disruptive technologies are critical in transforming our cities into smarter …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty of Engineering
School of Architecture and Built Environment

Designing smart cities for more-than-human futures

Cities are changing across the globe. Climate change, rapid urbanisation, pandemics, as well as innovations in technologies such as blockchain, AI and IoT are all impacting urban space. One response to such changes has been to make cities ecologically sustainable and 'smart'. The 'eco smart city', for instance, uses networked sensing, cloud and mobile computing to optimise, control, and regulate urban processes and resources. From real-time bus information, autonomous electric vehicles, smart parking, and smart street lighting, such initiatives are …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School of Design
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Design Lab

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