Smart Cities Week will again showcase the best from the public sector on all things ‘technology and data for impact’.

The City Encounters series involves case study presentations that share the challenge, the solution, the outcomes and the lessons learned. This session is being facilitated on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

This year we will be featuring the best of government in the harshest of times, and answer the question:


"How did the smart city respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?"

Case studies will showcase three key themes: Sensing, Continuity and Impact. These are further explained as:

Sensing - The use of sensors, devices and other data collection approaches to understand what was happening during the pandemic. This will feature the best in city 'sensing’.


Continuity - How you stayed connected, your data storage solutions, resilience strategy and best practice cyber security. This will feature the best 'continuity' approaches by cities who transitioned their staff to work from home, redeployment and maintaining asset operation, among other challenges.


Impact - The data analytics, insights, decision making and investments we made to respond to an economic and social crisis. This will feature the best in smart cities action that can demonstrate a clear economic and social impact thanks to technology and data.

Abstracts are now being accepted from public sector stakeholders from across Australia and New Zealand.


Submissions close on Wednesday 15th July.

The Submission Pack is available for download here: