Sector: Public Policy
Country location: India, Australia
Grantee: University of New South Wales UNSW Australia
The Indian economy is undergoing rapid growth and will be third largest in the world by 2030. At the same time there is massive country wide urbanisation. To address these phenomena India has committed to building 100 Smart Cities focusing on human talent and technological innovation. At the same time Australia is focusing on innovation and urbanisation through new urban leadership and policy developments. “A Knowledge Exchange Network for Australian and Indian Smart Cities” builds on these initiatives through workshops in Sydney and New Delhi that aim to bring together prominent Indian and Australian civic and business leaders, academia and technology providers to share experiences and knowledge in order to evolve future business strategies. The workshops will be followed by short study tours of key government departments and tech businesses to promote the sharing of best urban practices and create opportunities for knowledge, technology transfer and trade.
The project is led by Dr Hoon Han and Dr Scott Hawken, convenors of the Smart Cities Research Cluster UNSW, which focuses on the challenge of integrating technology within cities to achieve greater sustainability and productivity. The project is coordinated by Sarbeswar Praharaj, a doctoral researcher and associate at the cluster.
- Workshop and field visit in India, New Delhi, 06 February 2017 to 17 February 2017
- Workshop and field visit in Australia, Sydney, 27 March 2017 to 23 April 2017
- Working paper publication, Sydney, 17 April 2017 to 30 June 2017
Social media accounts: @SmartCitiesRC, #SmartKEN
Australia-India Council grant offer: $45,700.00
Total project value: $69,911.00