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Smart Futures, Smart Cities

Smart cities are the future of how we live, work and enjoy our urban lives and built environments. How could technological changes reshape our cities?
Smart cities are the future of how we live, work and enjoy our urban lives and built environments. How could technological changes reshape our cities?

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Smart Cities and the Internet of Things are the future of how we live, work and enjoy our cities. The Mayor of London’s Vision 2020 includes the Smart London Plan which looks at using emerging technologies to enhance the lives of Londoners. Harnessing the benefits of new technologies such as cloud computing, mobile applications and building information modelling and using insights from big data all look set to offer new business opportunities. They also present new risks to consider including cyber security, availability and misuse of data.

In the second of our roundtable discussion, held on 12 July, we explore what do we really mean by a Smart City, how they are developed and how do we best harness the power the public and private sectors.

Key issues for discussion included:

  • How will technology triggered changes to transport and working patterns alter the shape and size of cities? Is the future one of Mega or Smaller & Networked Cities?
  • How can technology help make cities better places in which to live and work, and how can we make the most of new technology while keeping citizens (and their data) safe?
  • What are the motives for individuals, communities, corporates and others to engage in the Smart City agenda? How will technological change collide with other mega trends?
  • What mechanisms are needed, and what barriers need to be overcome, to deliver change?

A summary of the discussion can be found here: Smart Futures_Smart Cities, 12 July 2018

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About Interchange

This event is part of London Transport Museum’s Interchange thought leadership programme; a series of lively, thought-provoking and informed discussions and debates for leading thinkers and decision-makers to consider the challenges and opportunities facing cities, transport and infrastructure, today and tomorrow. These invite-only events are a benefit of Corporate Membership and are attended by senior decision-makers from TfL and across the transport industry. The events deliver on-going opportunities for building new business, cementing relationships and sharing latest ideas and thinking. The full programme can be found at https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/corporate/thought-leadership