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Smart street furniture in Australia: a public service or surveillance and advertising tool?

      A smart light pole in the UK can also recognise faces and numberplates and detect speeding. Nazlika/Wikimedia Common Smart street furniture – powered and digitally networked furniture that collects and...

What next for parklets? It doesn’t have to be a permanent switch back to parking

  Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Author provided Outdoor dining on former parking spaces – generally known as parklets – has proliferated during...

Flat Findings: A Cheat Sheet For First-Time Apartment Living

Living in an apartment is one of the most practical, cost-effective and low-maintenance ways of setting up your...

4 ways our streets can rescue restaurants, bars and cafes after coronavirus

Picture: Nils Versemann/Shutterstock As Australia re-opens, the bars, cafes and restaurants that give life to our streets face a...

Smart city or not? Now you can see how yours compares

Smart is as smart does. f11photo/Shutterstock The highest-ranked areas in an Australia-wide assessment of smart city performance are all...

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