How Smart Places work
All Smart Places:
- Embed sensors and communications technology in infrastructure and the natural environment
- Use the sensors and technology solutions to capture, safely store and make government-acquired data available
- Communicate information and insights using the data to drive decisions.
In NSW, we seek to design smart solutions relevant to a place and its people. This can be a street or neighbourhood, a local government area, or a region in either the city or country. We work with place owners to:
- Consider the purpose and future ambitions of a place; its people; and challenges and opportunities.
- Work with local people to identify smart solutions to help the place achieve its ambitions, realising opportunities and overcoming challenges.
- Test and trial solutions, finding approaches that can be scaled across other places with similar needs.
We use the term ‘Smart Place’ instead of smart city, to recognise this place-based approach to smart planning.