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Between 2013 and 2014, Bristol City Council was awarded £5.3m funding to develop a ‘research and development test bed’ which was a part of the ‘Gigabit Bristol Programme ‘funded by DCMS/BDUK’s Super- Connected Cities programme. Bristol is Open (BiO) was set up to deliver this test bed as a joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, which has resulted in a Smart City Research and Development network platform of multiple communications technologies installed around the city.
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. Having signed the Digital Declaration, the City of London Corporation is committed to designing new digital public services, challenging the technology market to offer the flexible tools and services, protecting people’s privacy and security and delivering better value for money.
Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in England, with a population of over 715,000 and covering an area of 552 square kilometres.Leeds City Council delivers over 500 different services to residents and is dedicated to bringing the benefits of a prosperous, vibrant and attractive city to the people of Leeds. SMART LEEDS is the Leeds City Council-led programme created to identify and deliver new technologies and innovative solutions to help make Leeds the best place to live, work and visit. Building the smart city is the means to an end rather than the end itself. That’s why we’re embedding smart city principles into everything we do.
The vision for Dundee City Council is to become a council which has enhanced its services through digital and has effectively promoted the use of digital so that its citizens think digital first when requesting services because it is quicker and more convenient to do so. This vision covers more than just digital access to services, it covers the processes behind the services, the way our citizen’s find and access them, how we communicate, how we continue to improve but also aims to bring the city together by looking at a multiple digital themes. By creating a digital strategy, the council will be supporting other ‘Changing for the Future’ projects, providing the citizens of Dundee with a full choice of service options which are convenient and fit into their lives as seamlessly as possible regardless of age, location, time constraints or backgrounds.
ImaginationLancaster is an open and exploratory globally recognised design-led research lab at Lancaster University, one of the top 10 universities in the UK. We conduct interdisciplinary design and architecture research into current and future challenges facing cities, communities, factories, workplaces and homes.
We want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. For 90 years Living Streets has been a beacon for walking. In the early days our campaigning led to the UK’s first zebra crossing and the introduction of speed limits. Today, we face new challenges on their mission to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more. This includes using digital technology to deliver one of the biggest behaviour change programmes in the UK.
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The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 25,000 members. The Institute is embarking on a number of projects to explore how city-regions can plan more effectively by using data and technology.
KnowNow help places become smart communities. Using a method based on the BSI and ISO Smart community standards (ISO37106), KnowNow provides strategic planning & roadmap creation; requirements definition and IT masterplans; help with supplier evaluation and quality assurance of ongoing smart projects.
Living Streets Scotland are part of the UK charity for everyday walking and want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation, and making walking the natural choice. Digital technology is helping us deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour programmes in Scotland.
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Perform Green is a values-led consulting business, helping clients to deliver digitally inspired change for good. We help cities and communities to transform into Smarter Places, through the adoption of advanced digital, data and network connectivity. And we help organisations of all sizes to innovate, improve productivity and improve the quality of service to their clients, their customers and the communities they serve.
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