Half the world’s population are already living in urban areas, and making cities work better is a critical challenge for this century. Cities want to provide their citizens with a thriving economy and a great quality of life, and to do this with a reduced environmental impact. Making this possible is a big opportunity for UK business.
This report provides an analysis of the feasibility studies submitted by these cities, exploring the common city visions behind their smart programmes, the themes of the projects and the expected benefits. The report also explores the requirements for successful delivery of Future Cities Demonstrator projects, based on international comparators, and the role of the Future Cities Catapult in the next steps in the UK future cities story.