Smart city-ranking of major Australian cities to achieve a smarter future

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Tariq, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman ORCID: 0000-0002-0226-7310, Faumatu, A, Hussein, Maha ORCID: 0000-0003-0879-5533, Shahid, Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman ORCID: 0000-0002-5223-4744 and Muttil, Nitin ORCID: 0000-0001-7758-8365 (2020) Smart city-ranking of major Australian cities to achieve a smarter future. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12 (7). pp. 1-19. ISSN 2071-1050


© 2020 by the authors. A Smart City is a solution to the problems caused by increasing urbanization. Australia has demonstrated a strong determination for the development of Smart Cities. However, the country has experienced uneven growth in its urban development. The purpose of this study is to compare and identify the smartness of major Australian cities to the level of development in multi-dimensions. Eventually, the research introduces the openings to make cities smarter by identifying the focused priority areas. To ensure comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the smart city's performance, 90 indicators were selected to represent 26 factors and six components. The results of the assessment endorse the impacts of recent government actions taken in different urban areas towards building smarter cities. The research has pointed out the areas of deficiencies for underperforming major cities in Australia. Following the results, appropriate recommendations for Australian cities are provided to improve the city's smartness.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.3390/su12072797
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0905 Civil Engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords urbanization ; integrating smart system ; infrastructure ;economic presence ; entrepreneurship ; productivity
Citations in Scopus 13 - View on Scopus
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