Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Smart Cities

Urban Evolution and Smarter Cities (Hammerson need not apply)

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"Imaginative partnerships between the public and private sectors, led by local authorities, are essential to the delivery of innovative 'smart cities' of the future."

Another Guardian article
"This summer Coventry, in the West Midlands, hit on a novel way of using technology to the gather opinions of its residents.
"In conjunction with IBM it held a three-day mass online conversation – called CovJam – [with five forums] between some 3,000 residents, politicians and council officers.

"[Using the local authority's 'Inform, Consult, Involve' framework] the ideas that emerged from this discussion are now being used to reshape the authority's sustainable communities strategy."

THE GOOD NEWS: "A5/A406 Corridor Local Enterprise Partnership.


 The overall proposed remit of the A5/A406 Corridor LEP is to identify opportunities for growth and prosperity, in order to stimulate growth in the private sector through:
  • transforming growth areas through regeneration and development
  • increased investment and innovation in infrastructure provision, including lobbying to be a pilot for Tax Increment Financing with TfL as partners."


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