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Design principles for smart cities

 

The Australian Digital Built Environment Principles mark an important step in the adoption of digital technologies to improve the design and operation of the nation's cities and infrastructure.

Released last week at the Smart Cities Forum in Sydney, the Principles were coordinated by industry association Consult Australia and involved hundreds of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Consult Australia CEO, Megan Motto, said the Principles are a long-needed point of reference that projects, processes, and policies can be aligned to enabling the benefits of new technology such as BIM, GIS and Smart Cities.

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What has been lacking Motto said is the need for government and industry to create a supportive policy environment

“The Principles are a policy tool created within a technical context that enable stakeholders to focus on those actions that will help to ensure the delivery of long term benefits," she said.

“They are something that can guide decision making and for which business governments and governments can express support.”

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