Read on for an excellent Smart Cities case study from Peterborough City Council, who are participating at Smart to Future Cities 2014.
Charlotte Palmer is Climate Challenge is Climate Manager from Peterborough City Council and is leading on delivery of the Peterborough DNA programme.
Peterborough DNA was created after the Peterborough was chosen as a Future City Demonstrator by the Technology Strategy Board to develop and test ways to shape a smarter city.
Peterborough DNA is being delivered by Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council focussing on growth, innovation and sustainability.
It has four main focuses of work:
Skills – Making sure Peterborough has the right skills and local talent to take advantage of emerging green markets and respond to our own sustainability challenges.
Sustainable businesses – Making sure local businesses are sustainable in all senses of the word – resilient and with low environmental impact.
Encouraging innovation – Taking entrepreneurial ideas and making them happen by providing funding, setting up an innovation hub and testing and trialling prototypes.
Open data – Cities have masses of data about population, transport, health, waste, and housing. Often this data isn’t brought together to form a whole picture. Peterborough DNA is making city data accessible and visual.
Find out more about Peterborough DNA: www.peterboroughdna.com
Hear more from Charlotte on day one of the conference (29th April) at 15.25 in the Interactive Panel session on meeting the challenges of enabling smart sustainable cities.