Jacobs joins Smart Cities Council Australia and New Zealand
Global technical professional services company, Jacobs has joined the peak body to support action and investment in digital solutions that aim to advance sustainability outcomes in our cities, towns and communities.
The Smart Cities Council is the world’s largest network of smart cities practitioners and policy-makers. With Jacobs now a member, says Smart Cities Council ANZ (SCCANZ) executive director Adam Beck, “The Council has a new partner that can bring deep knowledge and experience in shaping the most sustainable cities through smarter solutions.”
The Smart Cities Council is working with governments around the world to help accelerate sustainability goals by embracing ‘citizen-centred’ smart technology, data and intelligent design. “But our cities, towns and communities are diverse and under much stress,” says Beck. “That’s why we are excited to have Jacobs experience part of our efforts to position Australia and New Zealand as the global leaders in smart and connected communities.”
Jacobs will support the Council with key initiatives such as:
- the Future of Place project, which helps identify the key areas of city planning and design most disrupted by technology and data, and how policy and practice can be adjusted accordingly
- supporting the development of new education modules for the Smart Cities Academy, and
- advancing data activation knowledge resources for the Centre for Data Leadership.
“We’re pleased to be joining the Smart Cities Council and are ready to lend our support in advocating and shaping smarter and more connected, sustainable cities,” says Paul Francis, regional solutions director, digital solutions at Jacobs.