Our cities — the CBDs, the suburbs and our regional centres — are where most of us live and work, and this is the opening subtext of the Smart Cities Plan released by the Turnbull Government late April 2016.

Australia’s growth as a knowledge-based economy, and the prosperity this offers, goes hand in hand with the growth of our cities and the regions surrounding them. Knowledge-based industries rely on the successful concentration of industries and organisations in particular locations. To succeed in the 21st century economy,our cities need to…