Sensing technology and data doesn’t have to be scary or complicated. There are increasing opportunities for our city to adopt emerging technologies to support decision making and provide solutions that benefit all residents and visitors. A key focus of the Emerging Technology Testbed is to test and continually improve the way we communicate ‘city sensing’ (using sensors to collect information by detecting physical, chemical or biological quantities and converting into readable signals).
For examples of how we’re using sensing technology in public spaces, explore the other projects in our Emerging Technology Testbed.
As well as staying up-to-date on global case studies demonstrating different ways of communicating sensing, we design and test innovative tools for communication and invite the community to share concerns, issues and ideas. Input from the community is a vital component of developing good communication tools. These activities inform how we implement data and technology solutions in our city with care and transparency to develop trust and empower the community.
Learn about the ways we’re testing communicating city sensing in our projects below.
How you can get involved
Follow this page to stay informed about the ways we’re communicating city sensing and upcoming events, exhibitions and workshops. We often seek feedback via surveys and consultations to help us learn the ways of communicating that are most effective, interesting and appropriate.
For any questions or to discuss our projects further, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Experiences and Perspectives of Urban Sensing in Melbourne
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New Ways of Working with Community
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Data in the park sensor map
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MKW 2022: How the city sees
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City Sensing Data Futures
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Implementation of findings from collaborative research projects
From April 2021 ongoing
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Consultation, analysis and review for Data in the park sensor map
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Prototyping of innovative ideas