Smart Cities Down Under Report

Published February, 2020

Authors: Tan Yigitcanlar, Nayomi Kankanamge, Luke Butler, Karen Vella, and Kevin C. Desouza.

The ‘Smart Cities Down Under’ report presents the findings of a study conducted at the Urban Studies Lab of Queensland University of Technology—with support from the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. The report placed Australian local government areas under the smart city microscope to evaluate their performances.

Australian local government areas were evaluated against four smart city indicator areas: ‘Productivity & Innovation’, ‘Liveability & Wellbeing’, ‘Sustainability & Accessibility’, and ‘Governance & Planning‘. The highest-ranked areas house more than a quarter of the nation’s population and are all located in metropolitan regions with relatively higher population densities.

The report can be viewed here.


SRI (Sustainability Research & Innovation) Oceania Satellite Event 2022

June 14-17, 2022

Sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific are invited to share their knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region as part of a major international sustainability event.

An Australian consortium of academia and government partners, coordinated by Future Earth Australia, will host the sustainability-focused event in Brisbane on 29 June – 1 July 2022.

This event is a satellite event of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) that will be happening online and in Pretoria, South Africa on 20-24 June, 2022.