Public Works Expo 2018

TU32 - An International Perspective Presentation: 12 Steps to Making Your City a Smart City

Aug 28, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 2018 4:50pm


The path to creating smart cities starts with managing your assets. In these days of wireless communication there is really no excuse for not better monitoring and managing public works and infrastructure assets. In Australia, parks, grounds, and public spaces are managed within the frameworks of monitoring, control, and access. Monitoring allows measurement of factors such as how much water or electricity that a park or facility uses. Control allows agencies to save money and can be based on sensor inputs such as programmed actions based on time of day (such as irrigation or street lights). Access could relate to a user pay system for community hall access or tracking usage of parks or facilities. This presentation will explain how these asset management concepts and practices are part of smart city development.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Group your assets into monitor, control, and access categories.
  • Examine how asset management tools are components of smart city infrastructure.
  • Discover tools for managing the assets within your parks, grounds, and facilities.


  • Henk De Graaf, Managing Director, Industrial Automation Group, Perth, Australia

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