imagine that when we raise up our smart phones, instead of saying Hey Siri we say Hey Bristol or Hey Bath. Imagine what amazing things could happen next!
Stephen Hilton, Designing. Digital Cities, 2020
We are committed to Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive cities and regions, which benefit local people and economies, nature and the planet. Many people think that the Smart City is about efficiency and technology. We see Smart Cities as places where people choose to live, work or study because connectivity and innovation are,
- significantly enhancing everyone’s quality of life
- underpinning an inclusive local economy and thriving communities and
- supporting the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and live within the limits of the planet’s natural resources.
We also see Creativity, Culture and Learning as central to successful Smart Cities - in the Smart City people stay for longer than they originally intended because they are enjoying themselves so much!
Smart: public - private - people partnerships
Inclusive: actively seeking out diverse experiences and perspectives
Resilient: addressing the shocks and stresses that limit the capacity of cities and communities to thrive
Sustainable: minimising negative impact on the planet by promoting new behaviors and norms
Creative: valuing ideas that make us think again
Generous: we spend time listening, helping and sharing