Innovation

Innovation Is The Difference

There’s a  ‘We’ve always done it this way’ mentality that, sadly, holds us back from achieving results that we have yet to even contemplate.  Innovation is not just a luxury for a few but an important part of the toolkit that anyone wanting to produce great outcomes can utilize, be it next week, next month or next year.  Innovation is what will make the difference between the city we currently live in and a smart city we will all relish living in in the very near future.

SMART PLANNING

Community Inspired Innovation

Historically our cities have developed as a consequence of planners needing to respond to multiple stakeholders, often with opposing views, forming viewpoints based on these stakeholders’ past experiences, how they respond to their environment and often interpreting any potential change as a threat. Our communities are attached to where they live on an emotional level.

If we can accurately demonstrate to the various community stakeholders where we are now, the vision of where we can be, plus the methods we need to utilise to effect that progress, then we envisage our communities joining us for the journey. A major part of this process is seeing where our planning policies intersect with people’s day to day living experiences and developing progress that will help shape our future urban environment in socially sensitive and environmentally friendly ways.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them. There’s a way to do it better – find it.

Thomas Edison
Join us on the journey as we find the way to make our cities better... and smarter!
Latest thinking

Global Innovation

The G20 Creates the Global Smart Cities Alliance to Establish Universal Norms and Guidelines for the Implementation of Technology
Global Smart Cities Alliance. This is the name given to the network established during this year’s G20 summit to ensure the most important economies in the world work together to establish norms and values for smart cities.
How can cities assist the visually impaired?
Over 1.3 billion people are affected by some form of visual impairment. With the growth of people living in our cities and the importance society places on inclusiveness it seems smart to empower those with visual impairments to take a fuller part in city living through accessibility.
DECARBONIZING CITIES – Integrating buildings, infrastructure with people’s mobility
Two-thirds of global CO2 emissions come from cities that over half of us live in. Addressing this will be a big factor in our current battle against climate change.
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