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We showcase the experiences of those working in the regenerative and smart city spaces and champion holistic, joined-up, cross-sectoral, inter-disciplinary solutions to the meet the challenges of tomorrow, today.

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Cities turning to tech to tackle tough challenges

Intelligent transport systems! Driverless cars! Mobility as a service! How can these and other such smart city technologies combined with a multi-disciplinary approach meet the needs of people and their communities when taking our cities forward? That was the question posed by the IET’s Swindon local network at a recent event staged in partnership with Constructing Excellence (Swindon and Wiltshire Club).

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IET Tech Savvy Report

Greater independence in later life is one of the key benefits of technology highlighted in ‘How Tech Savvy are We?’, a new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The research behind the report found that 73% of people expect new technologies to play an important role in assisting older people in the future, while 65% anticipate future technologies will enable them to maintain independence when travelling.

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'Smart Cities – Time to involve the People' by the IET Future Cities working group, May 2016

Research undertaken by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has found that, despite considerable investment by the UK government, local authorities and businesses, there is a basic lack of awareness among the British public about what a smart city is, does, and its potential to improve citizens’ quality of life.

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London and Bristol crowned UK’s leading smart cities

UK Smart Cities Index identifies leaders, contenders and challengers at a launch event held at Savoy Place. London and Bristol are Britain’s leading “smart cities”, according to new research commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting.

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