The digital revolution is ablaze in cities around the world. The fires of big data, open government, smart city, digital innovation, cities 4.0, and the internet of things, burn bright.
But what is the object? How can cities most effectively engage with digital? And what lessons from international experience are there for Australian cities? This Churchill Fellowship Report examines these questions based on visits to 11 cities – Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Seoul, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Raleigh, Lima, San Francisco and San Jose.
This study trip was a remarkable journey of digital city exploration and discovery. From the creation of new public-private data markets in Copenhagen, to the evolution of civic democracy in Seoul enabled by a range of digital initiatives, to partnerships in New York transforming 7,500 old pay phones into new digital hubs (unlocking billions of dollars in new value), to portable digital labs made from shipping containers for schools in Lima.
July 16, 2017