Issue 8: January 2014
SMART CITIES: SMART SERVICES: SMART WORKING
Here you find all this issue's articles on the policy focus of Smart Cities: Smart Services: Smart Working
In focusing on 'Smart Cities' let's start with a few teaser questions (answers at the foot of this column)...
Evidence shows customers engage far more with ticketing systems that work across entire networks - particularly so when led by cities at the heart of that network. Which will be the Smart City to lead the way with a multi-modal ticketing scheme bringing together the interests of the travelling public, government and commercial operators?
The Wheatley Group's digital strategy is helping tenants in disadvantaged communities get online
The Green Loan from the UK Green Investment Bank is now available to local authorities - helping them to replace street lighting and reduce carbon footprint while making substantial savings to reinvest in new services
Building an Intelligent Mobility Cluster in Scotland for the People and Businesses in Scotland is a major transport and economic opportunity
Edinburgh's Storm ID believe cities that are now building a rich and detailed information platform and supporting an ecosystem of developers to develop the services will be at an increasing economic and public service advantage
Geography, data and innovation combine to deliver smart working in ways that save money, build more sustainable communities and increasingly empower citizens
Multiple agencies have come together to support the identification, development and acceleration of large-scale "smart" projects that deliver support for Scotland's transition to a low carbon economy
Carnegie UK Trust has been looking at The Enabling State - What if the role of the state was to be an enabler of individual and community capacity rather than simply a provider of 'service' packages?
Is Glasgow's Future Cities Demonstrator project at the beginning of something that has the potential to transform the city and put it at the forefront of innovative and smart cities in the UK and internationally?
Economic growth does not always deliver better quality of life for citizens or the environment. So for a Smart City or community, smart growth is needed where city and regional leaders prioritise their best growth opportunities
Edinburgh Napier University's involvement in the EU Smart Cities Project reveals layers of opportunity and complexity across cities, public services and low carbon
Edinburgh has seen major projects transform the city's transport infrastructure and the future is now full of opportunity
The Scottish Cities Alliance is focussing on a Scotland wide Smart Cities strategy, bringing together public, private and academic partners to collectively develop and implement ideas in a way they could not do working independently.
Gains from sustainable development unlocked through smarter places could be some orders of magnitude greater than squeezing more from top down efficiencies driven from economies of scale. Recent experience in Scotland and the UK, shows the untapped potential of these approaches...
A train operator's perspective on passengers, investment and Scottish rail
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