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I lead a team called the Urban Intelligence group; it’s been in existence for about a year and is a response to the work we have been doing in the SMART city market.
It‘s our view that a SMART city should be a living city i.e. one that aims to combine sustainable urban development with urban intelligence.
The mission of the Urban Intelligence Group, therefore, is to provide integrated future proofed solutions that are underpinned by technology to support The Living City approach to the built environment.
But what is this concept of urban intelligence?
Well, it can be defined as: “The planning, integration and deployment of ICT (both physical and virtual assets) to support the interoperability between resources and technology in real time to serve the city, its stakeholders and citizens.”
This covers a number of themes such as:
The above is captured in this graphic.
The role of ICT in the city landscape is fundamental to urban intelligence and Paul Goff brings his considerable expertise to lead this element of our business and to manage the relationships with our strategic technology partners.
The road ahead promises to be an exciting one as more cities become aware of SMART city opportunities as the market begins to mature. I look forward to keeping you posted about the work we are doing in this space…