CBR travels the UK to find the five smartest cities across the land.
3. Birmingham, England
Birmingham is expecting its population to increase 10% over the next decade, posing big challenges to local authorities. To help with this, the city is looking to technology to improve quality of life.
The city has created Roadmap, its plan to smarten up the region. Roadmap has been divided into three different themes: technology and place, people, and economy.
In addition, the Birmingham Smart City Alliance has been created to bring together a number of stakeholders involved in the smart city strategy to align the groups and maintain continuity.
Digital Birmingham is the council’s organisation responsible for coordinating the commission and overall progress against the city’s smart city roadmap, working with the various city delivery agencies and partners.