29 Apr '16, 7am

Smart cities are sustainable cities on #SmartCitiesPlan

The Australian Government’s new Smart Cities Plan can drive investment in projects that improve the sustainability of our cities, but stops short of a commitment to meet best practice benchmarks for green buildings, precincts and infrastructure. The Australian Government has released its Smart Cities Plan, which promises to “coordinate and drive smarter city policy” and to draw on innovative finance mechanisms, such as the ‘value capture’ model, to deliver essential infrastructure, drive innovation and improve the sustainability of our cities. Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Romilly Madew, is pleased to see city cities policy in the government’s sights. “We are living in the century of the city – and this demands fresh thinking, smart policy and committed political leaders,” Ms Madew says. “We are pleased to see that priority will...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/smart-cit...

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