Scoping future urban living, mobility, decision-making and infrastructure to respond to the challenges of digitalised urban futures.
Our research programs
Our research is transdisciplinary — encompassing urban technology, design and communication, computer and data science, health and psychology, and social science — and always includes at least one external partner.
Insights and analysis
A ‘smart city’ uses information and communication technology to provide innovative and efficient services, raising the standard of living for all while promoting sustainability and reducing human impact on the environment. It also introduces opportunities for citizens to participate in design decisions that directly affect them. Read the latest insights and analysis in this space from our team.
5G garbage trucks driving the future of smart cities
A pioneering Swinburne partnership with Brimbank City Council will help identify roadside issues and slash maintenance costs, supported by the Federal Government.Friday 04 February 2022
We must rapidly decarbonise road transport – but hydrogen’s not the answer
In order to combat the impacts of climate change, decarbonising transport is crucial. However, the focus on hydrogen in road transport is misplaced. Analysis for The Conversation by Robin Smit and Enoch Zhao, University of Technology Sydney and Hussein Dia, Swinburne University of Technology.Friday 19 November 2021
Swinburne partners with Scope3 on world-first logistics emissions projectSwinburne and Scope3 are developing a system to collect and report real-time greenhouse gas emissions in the transport and logistics supply chain.Monday 27 April 2020
‘Self-driving’ cars are still a long way off. Here are three reasons why
Three key barriers must be overcome before they can be safely introduced to the market: technology, regulations and public acceptance. Analysis for The Conversation by Professor Hussein Dia, Swinburne University of Technology.Thursday 22 April 2021
West Gate Tunnel delays show risks of mega-projectsMega-projects display risk of being locked in delays and extra costs.Tuesday 18 February 2020
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