Place Design Group
Smart Cities Case Study: July 2018
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In partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
(AILA), Smart Cities Council (SCC) and the Internet of Things Alliance
Australia (IoTAA), Place Design Group conceptualised and designed
‘Future Street’ – delivering a real-life experience of a potential
street from the future.
The project visually showcased innovative ideas around how landscape,
infrastructure and technology can intersect and make public spaces greener, more complete and smarter.
The conceptual design featured propositions about each of these as
standalone ‘sections’, representing how the future may look in response to
opportunities created by autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, smart city
technology, urban agriculture and landscape imperatives, and potential
The installation invited Sydney locals, government and industry
professionals on a journey from the current street to the future street
with cars removed, prioritising people and nature to reclaim and enjoy
Place Design Group built a physical street from the future, but what
emerged was a social street, a unifying place that encouraged discussion on
how different industries can leverage from one another’s knowledge, and
ultimately progress towards making ‘Future Street’ a reality.
Place Design Group is Australian owned and managed and has teams in
Australia, China and South East Asia. The company’s suite of services
include landscape architecture, urban design, town planning, visualisation
and communication services that integrate technology into the built
Place Design Group together with the SCC have developed a Future Street
workshop to teach other city leaders how to deliver a project like this
using local technology providers in their cities.
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