Finding the WHY in Smart Communities, with Marissa Racomelara

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

Finding the WHY in Smart Communities, with Marissa Racomelara

Sunday, 25 August

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a really interesting chat with Marissa Racomelara, the Director for Transformation and Change at Georges River Council, and Board Secretary of the Australian Smart Communities Association. We talk about how Marissa’s background in criminology and designing spaces to prevent crime really sparked her interest in Smart Cities and Communities, and why she believes they’re so important. Marissa shares with us how she sees Australia embracing Smart concepts, as well as the necessary balance between professionals guiding Smart processes and intentional community engagement or feedback. Marissa then tells us about the Smart City projects she’s working on at George’s River Council and the work we’re doing at ASCA. We finish our conversation discussing the emerging trends of having a common purpose when collaborating, and focusing on the ‘why’ and real problem solving in Smart Communities rather than only thinking about the new shiny tech. This episode is brought to you by the Australian Smart Communities Association. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community
Connect with Marissa on the ASCA website or via LinkedIn
Connect with me via email: hello@mysmart.community
Connect via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @smartcommpod
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