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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.
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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.
Leicester City Council’s new Smart City strategy is aimed at improving people’s lives in the city through better use of digital technology. The strategy will combine Leicester’s digital, physical and social environment to deliver an inclusive, thriving and sustainable city for all.
Based at the University of Birmingham, City REDI is a brand new research institute focused on developing an academic understanding of major city regions across the globe to develop practical policy which better informs and influences regional and national economic growth policies. City REDI delivers policy, strategy and research which supports economic growth and prosperity by undertaking work that explores the complex and inter-related way in which people and systems work across urban areas.
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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.
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.
Examples of Westminster’s technologically and data driven policies and interventions include their involvement in the monitoring project ‘Breathe London’, trialling of innovative technologies ranging from green infrastructure to retrofitting the council’s waste vehicle fleet, use of data driven evaluation of parking projects and work on eliminating unnecessary vehicle idling.
QRoutes helps local authorities find both budget and emissions savings in home to school transport planning. Since its launch in 2016, QRoutes has helped its customers find over £4.5m (and counting) in contract costs. It also helps teams find the answers they need in a fraction of the time and deliver improved services to clients. QRoutes can be used for both mainstream and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities planning.
Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport. The Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) aims to become one of the leading research and knowledge exchange centres in Europe studying the many dimensions of the surveillance society and its consequences.
These are exciting times. Growth is strong and optimism is high. Our region is at the forefront of change and we are the place to be in the UK. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been created to deliver an ambitious plan to drive inclusive economic growth in the West Midlands region and build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous population.
The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) supports inclusive economic growth in our city-region and regions across the UK.
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