SCP E68: Being Smart for the Local Community, with Khal Asfour - Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E68: Being Smart for the Local Community, with Khal Asfour - Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown

Sunday, 28 October

Hello #smartfriends, welcome to Smart Cities Week! This week we are going to release one episode every day Monday to Friday to celebrate Smart Cities Week. This first episode of the Smart City Podcast this week is with Mayer Khal Asfour, who is the Mayor of City of Canterbury-Bankstown. I had a really great conversation with the mayor about what the Smart City concept means to him, which is about solving real problems for the community and also about making government processes more efficient and providing savings to the community. The mayor shares insights on the trip he recently took to the US to look at Smart Cities, and what he’s brought back to Australia, as well as the Canterbury-Bankstown roadmap that has just been released and the importance of having a strategy. We also talk about some of the other projects and initiatives the council is working on as well as emerging trends, including foundational processes and opening up the data. The mayor is also very keen to collaborate across the different disciplines and with other councils as well.
Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com
Connect with Mayor Khal Asfour on Facebook or via email at khal.asfour@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com
Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod
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