Grand challenges for smart cities


Swinburne’s Smart Cities Research Institute is bringing a unique socio-technical, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to transforming today’s teeming, fast-growing cities into the metropolises of the future.

Since before the industrial revolution, the rapid growth of cities has placed enormous pressure on housing, mobility, public health and employment. In the 21st century, the challenges of large, fast-growing cities are even more pressing, and now include environmental sustainability, digital technologies for work and home, and changing demographics.

The Smart Cities Research Institute has been created to meet these challenges, and exemplifies Swinburne’s mission to create social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

“The Institute’s research will focus on the grand challenges of reducing congestion, improving economic productivity, reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, and improving human health and mobility," says Professor Aleksandar Subic, Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development). READ FULL ARTICLE