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
Chris Cooper, CEO, Knownow Cities
Gemma Ginty, Urban Futures Lead, Future Cities Catapult
Watch Webinar here