NT to shift public servants out of Darwin to ease traffic congestion
This is a very interesting intervention. I have heard of companies moving their office to make the company more efficient where traffic congestion has been a prime problem for them.
A case study example in New Zealand was when IT distributor Ingram Micro left their purpose built computerized picking and packing warehouse on Auckland’s North Shore because traffic congestion prevented them from meeting their same or next day delivery promise.
This is the first time I have heard of an organization moving for the sake of others.
Other interventions I would like to see more of is not just offering, but encouraging flexi-time and remote working, even if it was only 1 day a week. With the right IT systems such as Instant Messaging and Unified Communications with the ability to monitor presence (for those who have less trust and to ensure ease of necessary business communication). In the UK there are lots of new training programs happening to facilitate smooth shifts to remote working.
With urban sprawl continuing all over the world, smart cities need smart thinking at all levels, whether it is dealing with legacy problems and legacy thinking, or new designer cities.