Hi #smartcommunityfriends! I’m back with another bonus episode of the Smart Community Podcast sharing various guests answers to the question, ‘Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” And this time I’m sharing with you the answers from these guests:
- Leni Schwendinger from Episode 313
- Emran Amin from Episode 314
- Cheryl Desha from Episode 316
- David Catalovski and Louis Limnios from Episode 317
Some themes that came through in these guest answers were around having more creativity and imagination in the way we think about Smart projects, keeping the customer and context of different projects in focus, and balancing that with the need for standardisation and interoperability.
We talk about the fact that different contexts require different approaches and that a mature Smart Community learns from other projects but doesn’t just think that ‘one size fits all’. While at the same time, we need more interoperability and some level of standardisation so we can actually collaborate and share data and knowledge.
As Emran says, “Once we streamline things and [have a] more standardized approach in adopting Smart technology and learning from each other, having those communications…then we can work together and have more effective pathways [for the] future.”
Several guests also mentioned the need for more creativity and imagination, but that we also need space and time for that creativity to happen. And hopefully the conversations we have here on the Smart Community podcast spark some ideas for you and prompt reflections and conversations in all of these areas going forwards.
As always we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!
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