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SmartLearning Series: Smart cities - the good, the bad and the ugly

In his seminar, Pascal will discuss:

  • How Smart Cities progressively emerge through a confusing process of intersecting factors
  • The confusion and pressure local businesses and authorities feel to embrace the Smart City revolution and how initiatives around the world are trying to bring together people’s needs with technology
  • The need for Smart Cities from the bottom-up need to be encouraged and generalised in order to foster the appropriation of the concept and adoption of its solutions by urban dwellers

Presenter: Senior Prof Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility

Senior Professor Pascal Perez is a world leader in participatory modelling of complex socio-technical systems.
He is currently Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong, overseeing research in infrastructure-related fields such as water and energy efficiency, future transport and mobility, smart cities and communities, or infrastructure system engineering and logistics. 

Snr Prof Perez was the catalyst behind the regional Digital Living Lab, a smart communities initiative funded by the University of Wollongong, aiming to offer a public and free-to-air internet-of-Things (IoT) network across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions in order to encourage the creation of problem-driven and community-oriented smart solutions with local start-ups, SMEs, councils and associations.

ASCA members: Complimentary | Non members: $33 | Register