This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and tailor the local neighbourhood information they need to achieve this. Australia has a growing population of older adults, the majority living…

Cover Story: How smart are our cities?

Imagine a city where citizens can monitor in real time the location of buses or trains and authorities can do real-time surveillance of roads or traffic conditions. Officers are deployed immediately to fix broken traffic lights, potholes or broken pipes. Most processes, whether it is paying for parking or applying for licences, can be done…

Digitalising Healthcare

Physical lockdowns, social distancing, and masks – the year 2020 will be remembered for how COVID-19 has changed the world indefinitely. However, one silver lining of the pandemic is that it has accelerated the rate of digital transformation globally, as the governments and businesses adapt to the new normal, said Dr Ang Kong Hui, chief…

Farm in a City

Pak choy, Brazilian spinach, and sweet potato leaves – these were among the fresh greens that Malaysians began cultivating in their homes during the Malaysian Movement Control Order (MCO), as urban farming grew in popularity Urban farming presents an attractive and sustainable form of ensuring food security, with more than half of the world’s population…

No Wonderland Without Water

Like every great city, an uninterrupted water supply is a necessity. One crucial aspect of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s status as a smart sustainable city is actually in our own backyard. After six million years of inhabiting planet Earth, we have yet to fully comprehend the amazing element that comprises 75% of it – water!…