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5 Things That Makes Newcastle A Smart City

Newcastle Australia Smart City

1. Newcastle's five kilometer long Bathers Way path links its most popular beaches and is part of a regional trail.

2. The city's food scene emphasizes farm to table, locally sourced products.

3. Newcastle's central business district offers free Wi-Fi throughout - unusual in Australia.

4. Smart parking and lighting use sensors to detect when streets are busiest - improving city amenity and energy efficiency.

5. Artisans can "borrow" abandoned buildings to turn them into pop ups and creative spaces, such as the revitalized Hunter Street Mall.