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Future Cities Video Series

Future Cities Video Series

On November 17 we’re in San Francisco meeting with city innovators and technologists discussing future cities and citizen engagement. Just a few weeks ago we were in Newcastle upon Tyne having conversations with people from Newcastle City Council, Sunderland...
Ideas for a Digital Nation

Ideas for a Digital Nation

So what’s needed to make the UK a leading digital nation? That’s the question that’s being discussed at a breakfast meeting at Portcullis House, across the street from the Palace of Westminster, on April 19. The event is being organised by the Public...
Smart City Experiments

Smart City Experiments

OrganiCity is an EU-funded project that is attempting to (in the organisation’s own words) “put people at the centre of smart city development.” (Alternatives to putting “people in the centre” aren’t fully spelled-out on the organisation’s website). The initiative,...
IoT and Smart Cities

IoT and Smart Cities

There’s a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT). And smart cities. But, increasingly, there’s a view that citizens are going to be denied anything that resembles a smart city until the city, itself, becomes a lot, well, smarter. I took the...