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The Smart Cities Chronicles

The Smart Cities Chronicles

Welcome to The Smart Cities Chronicles - the premier podcast on smart cities action and investment. The Chronicles is hosted by the Smart Cities Council, the worlds largest network of smart cities companies, policy makers and practitioners. More information is available at www.smartcitieschronicles.com

Episode 70: Australia's parliamentary inquiry into 5G - where to next? 2020/05/19, 09:02
Episode 70: Australia's parliamentary inquiry into 5G - where to next?

<div>With all the promise and excitement around 5G there is an equal amount of concern and hesitation. In March 2020 the Australian Government published its report ("The Next Gen Future") of findings of the inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia. To break it down for us and help highlight the key points, Geof Heydon of Astrolabe Group joined us. We covered communication and citizen engagement, health, infrastructure sharing and the level of 5G literacy across Australia's local government landscape.</div>

Episode 69: The smart city as a pillar of trust 2020/05/04, 10:41
Episode 69: The smart city as a pillar of trust

<div>For the new Mayor of the City of Ipswich, Teresa Harding, there is no mincing of her words when it comes to data, transparency and trust. From open data to open government, Mayor Harding takes her career in technology and data into the realm of local government and sets the bold vision for establishing the nation's first integrity and transparency hub.</div>

Episode 68: Going off campus - Smart cities research partnerships for community impact 2020/04/20, 00:25
Episode 68: Going off campus - Smart cities research partnerships for community impact

<div>This episode of the Chronicles takes us to Atlanta, GA in the United States, where we sit down with Debra Lam who is Managing Director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. We discuss the work of the University and its unique approach to external partnerships, and its focus on community outcomes and impact. Leveraging partnership funding to disperse grants to cities across the state is one example, and another is the 'Smart Cities Corps', whereby students are deployed into community to both gain experience while supporting local governments that are resource constrained when it comes to their smart cities work.</div>

Episode 67: Urban planning, technology and disaster-led transformation 2020/04/08, 05:41
Episode 67: Urban planning, technology and disaster-led transformation

<div>Our guest on this episode of the Chronicles, Kate Isles of Infinitum Partners, is an urban planner who has both worked in disaster response, and digital transformation. In her previous role at the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Kate was part of the long term response to one of the State of Queensland's most devastating series of natural disasters. And now, she is deep in the world of e-planning, potentially one of the most significant opportunities to accelerate city development and transformation in a time when agility and speed of economic stimulus is key.</div>

Episode 65: City data governance - here's your cheat sheet! 2020/04/08, 05:00
Episode 65: City data governance - here's your cheat sheet!

<div>This episode of the Chronicles takes us to Seattle WA in the USA, where we sit down with Kelsey Finch who is Senior Counsel with the Future of Privacy Forum. During this discussion we explore key elements of the 'city data governance' - what it means, what are its key elements and how we can approach our work to ensure that we build greater governance around our management and use of data.</div>

Episode 64: Defined by disruption - how resilience will reshape our cities like never before 2020/04/02, 00:15
Episode 64: Defined by disruption - how resilience will reshape our cities like never before

<div>With more than 6 years of global resilience thought leadership, city engagement and strategy development in her back pocket, Lauren Sorkin of the Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) is indeed working overtime right now. As Executive Director of the GRCN, and previously Managing Director at 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, Lauren shares with us in this session how cities around the world right now are adapting and building resilience to the global pandemic brought about by COVID-19. Lauren shares her thoughts around global leadership, transparency and what might come next as we help build the conditions for our cities to thrive again.</div>

Episode 63: The week in data, with Don Sharples of Altometer Business Intelligence 2020/04/01, 09:58
Episode 63: The week in data, with Don Sharples of Altometer Business Intelligence

<div>As we continue to discuss the role of data in accelerating sustainable outcomes in our cities, this episode of The Week In Data features a discussion with Don Sharples, Managing Director of Altometer Business Intelligence, appropriately covers data in the world of a global pandemic. Our discussion covers small business recovery, real-time data as a tool and how the values and behaviours of our communities is a more critical data set than ever. And what about innovation? How will this be different in a post COVID-19 world?</div>

Episode 62: Ready > Set > SCALE! Building the conditions for smart region success, the Arizona way... 2020/03/26, 22:58
Episode 62: Ready > Set > SCALE! Building the conditions for smart region success, the Arizona way...

<div>In this episode we unpack the work being led by Dominic Papa, Vice President of Smart State at the Arizona Commerce Authority. For over seven years Dominic has been helping lead the efforts in building the conditions for scaling smart cities success in the State of Arizona. First with the City of Phoenix, then with the Institute of Digital Progress and now with a collaborative public/private/academic partnership at the Arizona Commerce Authority. We talk tech, we talk data and we talk governance and resilience.</div>

Episode 61: What is smart cities when resilience is the blueprint? 2020/03/16, 07:48
Episode 61: What is smart cities when resilience is the blueprint?

<div>The timing, unfortunately, is perfect for this conversation. A summer bushfire crises, a global health pandemic..... Community resilience has never been as topical as right here and right now. So what is the relationship between smart cities and resilience? What could it be? Well, we explore the connective tissue between these two agenda's in this episode of the Chronicles, with our guest, Kieran Power - National Lead for Resilience and Climate Adaptation at WSP.</div>

Episode 60: The week in data, with Robert Linsdell of Vertiv 2020/03/16, 01:54
Episode 60: The week in data, with Robert Linsdell of Vertiv

<div>Well, there has never been a better time for this discussion! In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have Robert Linsdell from Vertiv join us for this episode of The Week in Data. With Vertiv's brand standing for 'Architects of Continuity', we have a very pointed discussion around resilience, data and what the world might look like when we come through the end of this major global disruption. We dig deep into business continuity, data storage trends and the interface with green building trends.</div>