We are excited to have been awarded the accolade of 'highly commended' at the Committee for Sydney's annual Smart City Awards, which took place at Sofitel Darling Harbour on Wednesday 5th September.
Five categories were announced, judged by a panel that included:
Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission
The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Finance, Services and Property
Adam Beck, Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Dorte Ekelund, Principal Advisor on Smart Cities for SMEC and also the Chair of the Committee for Sydney’s Smart Cities Taskforce.
TULIP was awarded for our work with the City of Sydney on urban heat monitoring in Chippendale and Redfern. This was our first pilot work that began a year ago and stands as the the first proof of concept for the program. It's fantastic to be recognised amongst so many other great projects.
Our category was 'Best Local Government Initiative', with Liverpool Council taking first place for their excellent Smart Pedestrian Project, which they are delivering with long-standing TULIP partners Meshed.
We'd like to thank all our partners, particularly those that supported us in the early days of the program - Meshed, City of Sydney, IAG and from UTS, the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the Knowledge Economy Institute. More recently, Reekoh, Urban Institute and Nokia have expanded our platform functionality and we continue to work with them closely on our Lake Macquarie project.