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An Honest Look at Oneself: The State of Sheffield 2015

Today saw Sheffield publish its annual ‘State of Sheffield’ report – reflecting on progress (or otherwise) and how Sheffield sits in comparison to other cities in the UK and around … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Smart’ technology offers the prospect of cities doing more with less | Centre for Cities

Manchester has been promoting the concept of a ‘smart city’ for some time and has embraced the concept without the level of pump priming enjoyed by Glasgow, London and Bristol. … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Three Commissions – One Outcome?

I wrote a recent blog about the use of commissions in helping cities form and develop visions, strategies, policy. Often this has been in response to two key factors: – … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

What has open council data ever done for us? | CityMetric

What has open council data ever done for us?  In a recently published piece, By Marc Ambasna-Jones, writes: “It’s been nearly a year since Eric Pickles, the UK’s Secretary of State … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’ | Cities | The Guardian

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’ | Cities | The Guardian. The smart city concept arguably dates back at least as far as the … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driverless public transport will change our approach to city planning – and living

Great article by Stephen Potter,  Professor of Transport Strategy at The Open University: Driverless public transport will change our approach to city planning – and living. Just a couple of years … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

India’s view of “smart” cities differs from West | Citiscope

India’s view of “smart” cities differs from West | Citiscope. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to construct 100 “smart cities” has fueled speculation about his intentions. After all, the term is … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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