Connected Assets, Transforming Communities

datadConnected assets are not new. Already, we have connected assets: in our schools, hospitals, businesses, media and politics. Laptops, smart phones, tablets and other IoT devices mean that more than ever, we can connect with people all around the world. But what if we could use our digital know-how and transform our communities to become connected environments and eco-systems1?

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COVID-19 helps usher in policies to reduce effects of climate change

covid1Readers might remember that only last year, and in the first few months of 2020, many of us were focussed on the world’s changing climate and its negative impact on the environment. And then, coronavirus swept across the globe and wholly took our attention. However, countries are awakening from the COVID coma and we are being urged to slowly, carefully, return to our lives. But you may notice, we are not being advised to return to our old ways. Take the United Kingdom for example, where in late May, local councils were directed by the government to increase spaces to allow for social distancing measures as people return to work and school.

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What becomes of Hazelwood?

HazelNow the chimneys are felled, what will become of the Hazelwood Power Station site?

Hazelwood is a 4000 hectare site that includes among the defunct brown coal-fired power station, a 1281 hectare mine void, operational switchyard, a 524 hectare pondage, as well as landfill and dump areas1. It is owned by Engie, a French-based energy provider.

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