The Future of the Smart Precinct
A Physical-Digital Intermix
For City Innovation
A Report by Mirvac in partnership with
Launched in March 2018 at WORKTECH Sydney, it looks in particular at the physical–digital mix of the smart precinct and at how a balance can be achieved between the human experience and an influx of new technology.
Smart precincts are defined in the report as digitally enabled, mixed-use urban districts that combine the latest technologies and smart services with new property and place-making strategies.
The new report builds on a 2017 Mirvac study of ways to activate the smart precinct, in which the term Intermix was used to describe how the various elements might be woven together in different configurations.
To produce this second report, Mirvac worked with WORKTECH Academy to conduct in-depth interviews with a range of international experts in urban design, architecture, technology, infrastructure, property and city-making.
The research revealed a series of new perspectives on smart precincts as well as the key challenges they face, illustrating the need for a balance or a bargain to be struck between the human and the digital. The report concludes with a case study of Mirvac’s ATP project in Sydney.