In the wake of the pandemic, London’s keystone for success is a shared vision and comprehensive recovery strategy that safeguards citizens’ health and livelihoods and embraces digital inclusion, open data and connectivity. As the digital epicentre and hub for technological and cultural development in the UK, the city is on a journey to achieve the mayor’s ambition of becoming the smartest city in the world.
Tapping into the unrealised potential of digital cities, efforts are being focused on addressing London’s complex challenges around safety, air quality and transportation by creating innovative and collaborative user-designed services. How can smart infrastructure and technology improve lives and wellbeing, drive the economic recovery and aid the development of new sustainable processes? What policies can be adopted to encourage stakeholders and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to participate?
The next generation of urban evolution will bring together policy-makers, innovators and investors for an online interactive webinar on how best to solve London’s toughest urban challenges. Organised by the Financial Times, in partnership with Siemens, the high-level morning briefing and circular dialogues will focus on developing a city-wide digital transformation and the forward-thinking strategies needed for London to become an agile, smart and sustainable destination.
KEY TALKING POINTS
How can technology and data be used to deliver enhanced services to citizens and visitors?
How can the public and private sector collaborate to make London safer, more sustainable and better connected?
What will it take to unlock London's smart city vision post COVID-19?
Who are the companies and people thinking big and making the boldest moves?