The ‘Smart City’ is not an urban planning term, it was dreamed up by large global tech companies.
This week we hear from Dr Tooran Alizadeh about smart cities, the digital infrastructure that is required to enable them, and the need for telecommunications planners. This Sydney Business Insights podcast is from our friends over in the University of Sydney’s Business School.
Tooran is an interdisciplinary academic leading cutting-edge research on the policy and planning implications of telecommunication infrastructure. Her research agenda covers the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia, smart cities, urban digital strategies, and telework. Tooran has published widely on the urban and regional policy and planning implications of telecommunication infrastructure. Read more about Tooran’s work on digital infrastructure and cities here:
The NBN: how a national infrastructure dream fell short in The Conversation