How will teleworking
Shape the sustainability
Of our cities?
As our ways of working evolve and become more sustainable, what will be the impact as our cities change and adapt?
The last great technological advancement that reshaped cities was the automobile (some might argue it was the elevator). In both cases, these technologies reshaped the physical aspects of living in cities – how far a person could travel or how high a building could climb. But the fundamentals of how cities worked remained the same. What’s different about the information age that has been ushered in by personal computers, mobile phones and the Internet is its ability to reshape the social organization of cities and empower everyday citizens...
SDCN is one of four stakeholder networks supported by the Australian Government Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. The others are the:
By 2050, we’ll live closer to each other, we’ll connect in digital spaces as much as in person, and we’ll stick closer to home. Instead of battling the traffic we’ll enjoy seamless journeys on multiple linked modes of transport, physical and virtual. New forces – smaller families, a low-carbon economy, digital connectivity, an ageing population, knowledge-based work, globalism – are shaping the city of the future…Suburbs will be places to work instead of places just to get to work from, and those who don’t work from home will be within 20 minutes by train, bus, cycle or walk from their ‘local’ office.
Deborah Cameron has had a long career as a broadcaster, foreign correspondent in New York, Jakarta and Tokyo and journalist and editor in Sydney. When she was the presenter of ABC 702 Mornings in Sydney, Deb thrived on moderating bold, stimulating conversations.
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