Smart Cities UK Webinar Series

How to become a Smart City- Introducing Innovation via Collaboration

Smart Cities are often attractive locations to live, work and visit.  But the concept is not static: there is no absolute definition of a smart city, no end- point, but rather a process, or series of steps, by which cities become more "liveable" and resilient and, hence, able to respond quicker to new challenges.  Thus, a Smart City should enable every citizen to engage with all the services on offer, public as well as private.

The first in a series of Webinars supporting UK Cities to understand how to utilise innovation to make services smarter. This series, part of the annual Smart Cities UK Conference & Expo in 2018, will provide Local Authorities with bite-size guidance and information on the low hanging fruit and quick wins to enable them to work smarter, saving money whilst delivering high quality public services.

Webinar 1 - Citizen Engagement for Smart Cities - May 24th 2017
This webinar looked at the important role of Citizen Engagement on behalf of Towns and Cities across the UK. Citizen-led innovations within a Smart City will create Smart Citizens. However, understanding how these innovations can be interpreted and understood by the citizen is a dilemma.  Therefore do we need a top down or bottom up approach when it comes to educating our citizens on how a smart city can benefit them.
This webinar will explore key opportunities to address and improve citizen engagement across the UK, it will explore:
How to inform and consult with citizens
How to collaborate and engage with citizens
Empower the citizen
Citizen driven innovation
Future opportunities for engagement
Speakers include:
Chris Cooper, CEO, Knownow Cities
Gemma Ginty, Urban Futures Lead, Future Cities Catapult

Watch Webinar here