With smarter cities we’re trying to use technology to solve those problems.”
The push follows the naming of Glasgow as a UK Future City Demonstrator, a title which brought with it £24m in government funding to test a raft of new technologies; such as harnessing CCTV networks to aid traffic management and new software to predict areas in which crimes are most likely to occur. Fleshing this rationale out Rick Robinson of IBM said: “At the moment people are conscious of the challenges facing cities in terms of resilience in the face of increasingly extreme weather, economic competition as emerging economies grow and social mobility. Most of our cities don’t provide opportunities as equally as we’d like them to. | Send to friend
November 6 2014
Architects, urban planners, transport bosses and environmental experts are being asked to consider the implications of so-called smart cities, as part of a series of films and events produced by Urban Realm’s sister title, The Drum.