The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) is built on the premise of sharing information and advocating for the resources to assist the localised transition to a digital economy.
Our members are made up of local governments, Regional Development Australia committees, Regional Organisations of Councils, industry, businesses and individuals who collectively represent 8.1 million Australians - or 1 in 3 Australians.
We had a very successful event – in fact, I regrettably had to put a stop on the number of people we could cater for. It was so popular that we even had some gate-crashers coming in, eager to be part of the event J
It was primarily a networking function, giving people the opportunity to get to know each better – especially as we want to build a collaborative ecosystem, which means people need to know in more detail what the various organisations are doing, what their capabilities are, and where the opportunities are for closer cooperation.
In close partnership with the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA), a group of leading national and international companies has established a collaborative with the aim of assisting modern cities that are working towards the new sustainable, interconnected, sharing and digital economy in which smart cities are playing a political and economic leadership role.
One of the so-called low-hanging fruits in smart city plans is street lighting. Significant savings can be achieved by replacing the existing system with LED light and allowing for the management of light contingent on the level of traffic. This, of course, also results in cost savings.
I discussed the street lighting project with my colleagues in Amsterdam last month and received a good indication of the complexity of what looks like a rather straightforward project.
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