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Chennai: Smart city tips from Australia

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The much-awaited Chennai Smart City project is all set to get some fresh ideas from Australia with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) collaborating with the state institutions here in Chennai. Senior official P. W. C. Dawidar, principal secretary, Tamil Nadu Urban Finance Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, who inaugurated a workshop in this regard urged the stakeholders to provide technology platforms and applications that would boost development of Chennai.

According to a press release, professor Chris Pettit, Department of Urban Science, UNSW who is interacting with the officials here had introduced various tools and technologies including City Dashboards, City Data Stores, Bike Analytics, Smart Card Transit Analytics and Geodesign that can be used for smart city. Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean, Built Environment, spoke about addressing issues related to urbanization and climate change. He also recalled the sustainable development works taken up in Sydney during the recent workshop, the release added.

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