SCP E04: The nexus of people, place and technology, with Marcus Foth

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E04: The nexus of people, place and technology, with Marcus Foth

Sunday, 25 February

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I interviewed founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab at QUT in Brisbane, Marcus Foth. Although the term ‘Smart City’ wasn’t around, Marcus has been involved in this space for over 10 years, and worked in computer science before the internet became ubiquitous. He is passionate about bringing together people, places and technology in a user centric approach. We discussed a lot of exciting topics, including using technology to make a difference, how Australia is moving up in the Smart City ranks, and how climate change and sustainability need to be at the heart of a Smart City. We also discussed the next generation of personalised journey planners that would see me bumping into or avoiding my Facebook friends on my daily commute depending on how social I’m feeling that day. As well as this, Marcus introduces a number of global networks in the Smart City space that you, as the Smart City Collective, can check out and get involved with.Connect with Marcus on Twitter @sunday9pm or at https://www.urbaninformatics.net or http://qut.designFind the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod 
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