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brief 17th February 2021

How is COVID-19 affecting where Australian’s live?

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely reduced the number of people coming to Australia as permanent migrants or as temporary students and has also changed how people have moved both between and within Australia’s states and territories.

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brief 22nd September 2020

What are smart cities and smart places?

For governments and communities, ‘smart’ strategies in relation to cities and urban policy have appeal in that they offer technological solutions to urban problems such as waste management, community engagement and environmental sustainability.

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brief 7th September 2020

What can Australia learn from international ‘smart cities’?

Australian City Deals are aimed at increasing the productivity and liveability of specific geographical areas, and often target technology-based economic developments as a key solution. Internationally, a number of similar technology-focussed regional development programs—perhaps best called ‘smart city’ programs—can suggest features that need to be considered and addressed in such ‘deals’.

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