Smart city-ranking of major Australian cities to achieve a smarter future

Alavaiola Faumatu, Maha Hussein, Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman Shahid, Nitin Muttil, Atiq Tariq

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Abstract

A Smart City is a solution to the problems caused by increasing urbanization. Australia has demonstrated a strong determination for the development of Smart Cities. However, the country has experienced uneven growth in its urban development. The purpose of this study is to compare and identify the smartness of major Australian cities to the level of development in multi-dimensions. Eventually, the research introduces the openings to make cities smarter by identifying the focused priority areas. To ensure comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the smart city's performance, 90 indicators were selected to represent 26 factors and six components. The results of the assessment endorse the impacts of recent government actions taken in different urban areas towards building smarter cities. The research has pointed out the areas of deficiencies for underperforming major cities in Australia. Following the results, appropriate recommendations for Australian cities are provided to improve the city's smartness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2797
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

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