Delivering the Smart City

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There is an opportunity to use ubiquitous urban sensing, big data and analytics to better understand the real-time functioning of our cities, as well as inform longer-term planning and policy decisions.

This report, produced by Arup and University College London (UCL), analyses the spending patterns of eight major UK cities to gain an understanding of how much cities are paying for technology, as well as considering whether this expenditure is ‘smart’.

Key features

To understand how cities can invest more wisely in technology, the report explores the effective actions taken by eight global cities: Barcelona, Boston, Bristol, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Rio de Janeiro and Stockholm. Seven principles for smart city investment are defined to provide city authorities with key indicators on how to successfully spend, monitor and manage their technology to support their vision.