The Committee for Sydney has published a report that claims that the most successful cities in the world are those that are data and technology driven and combine smart governance with smart technologies.
The report says that smart cities are changing how they engage with their residents and how they design and deliver services, and how they create business opportunities. Read more on WA Today: http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/innovation/six-smart-cities-sydney-can-learn-from-20151119-gl2oqi.html
Fremantle could no doubt learn from and implement some of the ideas that work well in other cities and improve the quality of services. WA Today mentions the Chigacoworksforyou.com website, the Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, the Seoul Online Sharing Services and others.
I like the New York City Changeby US NYC where individuals create or join city projects and the City of Paris Madame Mayor, I have an idea that is a participatory process where residents propose and vote on ideas and projects, while the Dutch are always ahed dealing with traffic and the City of Amsterdam TrafficLink SCM sounds like a good idea as well.
What we need to learn is that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel all the time and spend a lot of money on consultants because often other cities around the world have already done the groundwork required to implement the changes that would help improve Fremantle. The results of their efforts are available free on the internet.