Melbourne knowledge week
Melbourne Knowledge Week

Cooling the city: Using sensors and the Internet of Things to plan a more liveable city

Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 26 May, various times

Digital infrastructure such as sensor technology that is placed in the urban environment can help us plan a more liveable city.

As a result of climate change, Melbourne is experiencing more frequent, extended and intense heat events. In addition to impacting city infrastructure and businesses, these events result in heat-related illness and fatalities. By placing temperature sensors in select locations in the Melbourne Innovation District – City North, we are able to gather real-time data that will help us identify troublesome hot-spots in our city so that we can plan cooling interventions strategically.

Take the future for a test run on Prototype Street, a pop-up exhibition where you can view and interact with a re-imagined street of the future, outside the Hub in the heart of the Melbourne Innovation District.

Getting There

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Dates and times

Tue 21 May,
10am — 6pm

Wed 22 May,
10am — 6pm

Thu 23 May,
10am — 6pm

Fri 24 May,
10am — 6pm

Sat 25 May,
10am — 6pm

Sun 26 May,
10am — 4pm


Prototype Street - Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Wheelchair accessible

Getting There