Continuous Improvement of Smart Communities in Christchurch, with Michael Healy

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

Continuous Improvement of Smart Communities in Christchurch, with Michael Healy

Sunday, 1 August

Hi #smartcommunity friends! In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have an interesting conversation with Michael Healy, the Smart Cities Programme Manager at Christchurch City Council and Michael tells us all about what Smart Communities are up to in Christchurch. Michael starts by telling us about his diverse background and how this led him into several continuous improvement roles, his passion for making people's lives and communities better through more efficient processes and how he transitioned into his current role with the City of Christchurch.
Michael then shares with us what a Smart Community is to him and the wide range of projects he is currently working on, before sharing with us how the City of Christchurch began its Smart Communities journey. We then discuss the return on investment of Smart Community initiatives, whether they can be measured and how, and should Smart Communities be a core service of governments and councils.
We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of the agritech space in New Zealand and its progression, aerospace and satellite imagery and how these are used to collect data and lastly micropositioning and its locating accuracy, all of which are contributing to improved Smart Communities. As always, we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!
Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community
Connect with Michael via LinkedIn
Connect with me via email: hello@mysmart.community
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The Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital.
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