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Wellington: Connected, People-centric

Multiple projects have been pursued through the smart Wellington smart city initiative. Watch Chris Vas discuss some of these projects.
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Multiple projects have been pursued through the Smart Wellington Smart City initiative, and these projects include the creation of an IOT backbone which allows for easy installation and nce of sensor technologies, the creation of a virtual reality engagement platform through which data is easily accessible, the creation of an inter-agency platform for sharing of data, and finally the bringing together of civic communities to tackle community and societal issues through the creation of applications, websites, and multiple other social media applications. The mission of the Smart Wellington program is not to create solutions and be first to market, it’s about creating successful pilots that are scalable and ultimately sustainable.
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User centricity, digital deployment, and ultimately provision of effective and efficient public services are the drivers of the Smart Wellington program.

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is located on the North Island. Wellington has a population of around 200 000 people and ranks as one of the chief seaports in New Zealand. Smart Wellington is the capital city’s smart city program.

With a people-centric approach, Wellington city council aims to create successful and sustainable pilot initiatives that can be scaled up in delivering solutions to community challenges.

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