Adelaide is identified by Cisco as Australia’s, and the Southern Hemisphere’s, first Lighthouse City.
A smart city is one that uses technology to transform its infrastructure and make better use of energy, resources and services.
Adelaide is well on the way to becoming a Smart City and, with an enormous capacity for innovation, will use technology to embrace a better connected, more sustainable future.The use of integrated technology platforms that are easily accessible across distinct devices to play a pivotal role in providing quick access, transparency, and increased participation of Public with Institutions (be it Government or Private). This is a key pre-requisite for evolution and growth of Smart Cities.
The other Key factors for Adelaide to succeed as a Smart City are
a) Institution - Public Partnership
b) Integrated Technology Platforms
c) Financial Stability
d) Adequate Citizen Participation
e) Good Social Infrastructure
f) Green Environment
g) A minimum Population criteria