Webinar – How can smart sensor data lead to a more liveable Darwin?

November 17th, 2020

This was the first in a series of webinars that that the Darwin Living lab will hold during 2020 and 2021, which was held on Thursday 26th November 2020. If you missed it you view the webinar here:

Sensor networks can collect important information about our urban environments. This can include data on rainfall, dust, noise and humidity levels. Global advances in sensors mean that it’s now possible to collect and communicate data for specific locations, in real time. This webinar explored opportunities for the ethical use of urban sensor network data, and how this can help to create cool and liveable tropical cities.


We heard from smart cities and sensor experts, including:

Adam Beck – Executive Director, Smart Cities Council

Smart cities – catalysing investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability

Krishan Maheson – Digital Innovations Manager, City of Darwin

Switching on Darwin

Dr Marco Amati – Associate Professor, RMIT University

Shadeways: co-designing cool routes for a climate resilient urban future

Dr Martin Cope – Principal research scientist, CSIRO

Smart sensor data for air quality modelling

Future webinars will include:

  • Community values and urban greening in Darwin
  • A Digital Twin of Darwin to monitor and navigate change
  • Tracking Darwin: reporting on the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework
  • Larrakia biodiversity knowledge and values