James Henderson: How one Sydney start-up is connecting smart cities to citizens

In an era of smart cities — that are designed to be productive, accessible and liveable — driving down pothole-ridden streets should be an annoyance of the past.

Likewise graffitied walls or abandoned trollies, problems of yesterday’s urban environment.
Yet the concept of smart cities remains exactly that, an idea yet to materialise and a theory yet to transition into practice.

“The view is that technology is going to solve all city problems but I believe the human element is often overlooked,” OpenCity founder, Ana Ouriques, observed.

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