PlanTech is a transformational agenda that delivers better planning outcomes. And the agenda is gaining pace in Australia.

It refers to the integration of technology and data enablers to enhance various planning processes. By using tools such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and automation planners are able to optimise decision-making, reduce inefficiencies, and accelerate sustainable community outcomes by harnessing data-driven insights and predictive capabilities.

But a common question is – “how does PlanTech relate to smart cities and the broader movement of investing in technology and data enablers for enhanced urban outcomes?”

To help explore the differences and alignment of such things, ENE.HUB has published its latest Place Futures Note titled “PlanTech x UrbanTech”.

In this document we define both concepts, identify which parts of the development lifecycle can be influenced and scope potential opportunities to be pursued to help shape more sustainable communities.