Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

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How to get smart

The impact that Singapore has with its government-led digital focus was clear to see at the start of the Innovest Unbound conference as the Senior Minister for Communication and Information opened the show. It also underpins the reason why Singapore was the world’s top smart City in 2016 according to UK based research house Juniper Research. The Smart Nation office was former by Prime Minister Lee in 2014. It’s role…

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Boosting the innovation-tech bound

The two day innovation and technology festival I attended recently show-cased the small, medium and large of innovation and tech developments underway in Singapore and more widely. Innovest Unbound is a global franchise operating annually in a range of big cities which simultaneously highlights new trends and developments, offers coaching sessions for both new and experience practitioners and provides a platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs to connect with corporates and…

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Start Planning Earlier

Young people can often be disengaged from planning debates, so this year’s Urban Planning Festival in Singapore had a big focus on addressing this. But in addition to the usual workshops, information sessions and tours, the Festival also invited high school ‘emerging planners’ to actually design and model new sustainable developments. The Urban Redevelopment Authority is showcasing some of the results this month. The students have produced a range of…

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