Can you build smart places and connected communities from the bottom up or do you need a top down programme? In a fast moving world of technology change, do you need a mega bucks all embracing, all seeing smart city plan from which to work? Or can innovation that is driven by point need on the frontline provide a foundation from which to build?
UKAuthority publisher, Helen Olsen Bedford, puts the questions to our UKA Live expert panel:
- Stephen Baker, chief executive, Suffolk Coastal & Waveney District Council
- Ellen Wilson, CityNext lead, Microsoft UK
- Euan Mills, urban futures lead, Future Cities Catapult
Watch the debate now:
Read more by downloading the full CityNext Smart Places & Connected Communities vision paper here.