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Self-driving shuttles may show way to smart cities
Trials of autonomous vehicles will demonstrate how integrated transport systems in future cities could be faster, safer, cleaner and release land for better uses.
Making smart cities a success in the UK
Our cities are the powerhouse of our economy. Well over half the UK population lives in our 64 largest urban areas and of the 1.3million jobs created between 2010 and 2014, three quarters were in our cities.
A smart new way of living in the cities of tomorrow
New technology means that urban regeneration can be planned in a lab down to the smallest details. The advantages are already coming through in areas such as London’s King’s Cross.
Flexible power for the cities of the future
The government and Ofgem are appealing for views in designing electricity systems that will be capable of supplying the power needs of future users at low cost.
A necessity and an opportunity
There is a wave of technological innovation coming. To continue to meet public demand and seize a huge export market we need to move fast.
Squaring the circle of living within our environmental needs
One of the most important elements in the growth of Smart Cities is their relationship with what has come to be known as the “circular economy.”
The UK's cities of tomorrow
This government is breaking new ground in devolving power to local people. This provides fantastic opportunities for cities to thrive, especially as Smart Cities.
Get smart the Scottish way
In 2013, Glasgow was awarded £24million of funding by the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) to become a Future Cities Demonstrator having beaten off 49 competitors and ran the Future City Glasgow programme until August 2015.
Business chooses the smart route
In today’s brave new world, Smart Cities offer business opportunities that a generation ago could not have been dreamt of.
A smarter way to do business in the future
A new industrial revolution is on its way and it involves smart infrastructure and the way we interact with technology. Productivity looks set to soar via smart cities, which will also add a huge boost to the Government’s Northern Power House agenda.
The challenges facing the water industry
With the population forecast to grow by 20% over the next twenty years, and issues including affordability and quality, challenges in the water industry sector remain as strong as ever.
Yokohama: Making sense of a smart city
Professor Carlo Ratti is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Future Cities and the curator of the Future Food District Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan.
A city that knows its own mind
The double tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear power plant accident in 2011 had one positive legacy: it highlighted the need to continue the development of smart cities.
The Smart revolution is already underway in Manchester
In Manchester, we run a Smart City - one that uses new technologies and ways of working to help us understand the needs of our residents and businesses better and optimise our public services to improve how people live, work and play, move, learn and organise.
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