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Adelaide mayor named Aussie GSC3 ambassador


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 28 July, 2017


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Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese has been appointed Australia’s ambassador to the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3).

The Netherlands-based GSC3 represents more than 25 smart cities worldwide and aims to facilitate discussion and collaboration between local councils.

Australian members of the GSC3 include the cities of Adelaide, Greater Bendigo, Canberra (through the ACT government), Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Greater Sydney, Ipswich and Moreton Bay, as well as the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA). Australia’s GSC3 director is telecoms management and business consultant and ASCA executive director Paul Budde.

“I’m excited to be an ambassador for a global movement that is building cooperation and collaboration at a local level. Our membership of the GSC3 enables Adelaide to connect with, and learn from, other smart communities in Australia and around the world,” Haese commented.

“After GSC3 visits to Australia in November last year and March and June of this year, the organisation is currently working on establishing direct contact between the Australian member cities and their overseas counterparts on projects, plans and strategy where they share a common interest — a matchmaking exercise,” Budde added.

The Dutch Government has invited the Australian Government for a smart city visit to the Netherlands in November.

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