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Predictions for the Future of the City

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Predictions for the Future of the City

By the year 2050, it’s estimated that two-thirds of the population will be living in urban areas. As a result, city infrastructures will have to change dramatically in order to cope with demand.
Thankfully, developments like artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and big data will lead to smart cities. Cities that think and react like a human brain. Here are Innovate UK’s predictions for the future of the city.

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#DataFest17 - 12 key lessons we learned about smart cities, communities and the future of data

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#DataFest17 - 12 key lessons we learned about smart cities, communities and the future of data

A great crowd of a 100 data enthusiasts gathered for our ‘How data transforms cities and communities’ event at the end of March, as part of #DataFest17. We were seeking answers, with the help of our speakers and the participants, to how data and digital technologies can help solve the challenges caused by the rapid urbanisation transforming our cities and communities.

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Emerging ideas for a renewed (Y)Our Glasgow City Centre

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Emerging ideas for a renewed (Y)Our Glasgow City Centre

At the end of last year, we told you about our smart city vision for Glasgow. We are now back with more updates as some of the master plans and designs are starting to take shape. To sum it up, the aim is to create a more walkable, greener, more liveable city centre and a truly 24-hour city.

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What does 2017 hold for smart cities and communities? 2/2

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What does 2017 hold for smart cities and communities? 2/2

Every year the International Data Corporation (IDC) issues a prediction around upcoming smart cities trends worldwide. In this post we gathered up the second 5 predictions and complemented them with insights and further resources. Link to the first 5 is in the body of the post. Enjoy!

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Car parks ‘extinct’ in smart cities of the future?

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Car parks ‘extinct’ in smart cities of the future?

A combination of shared data, battery power and self-driving technology would render conventional car park systems and structures pointless. In preparation for the Scottish Renewables' first ever low-carbon cities conference (22nd February 2017, Edinburgh), Simon Tricker (CDO of UrbanTide) discussed the future of our vehicles and car parks in cities.

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Super secure smart cities

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Super secure smart cities

We are committed to delivering services and building products that contribute to cyber-safe smart cities. To go beyond a commitment, we joined Securing Smart Cities (SSC), a not-for-profit global initiative that aims to solve the existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities. Read more about the threats and how we thrive on delivering super secure products.

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Another smart town in the making

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Another smart town in the making

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council recently commissioned UrbanTide to support the development of a smart city digital strategy for Basingstoke. Read more about how we plan on delivering this project. 

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Big Data needs Big Brains

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Big Data needs Big Brains

We had the pleasure of spending the last few months with Big Data MSc student Christopher Lunny at Urban Tide HQ. During his time with us, Christopher did some really interesting things with Transport for London data and developed some incredible data visualisations.

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Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks

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Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks

Read more about the (Y)our City Centre project our role in it. The project is the next phase of Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks, which are aiming to make the city centre a more vibrant, playful, cleaner and greener urban environment, to make the city centre more liveable. 

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Smart Australia- UrbanTide goes global

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Smart Australia- UrbanTide goes global

Urban Tide will make up part of an international reference panel to offer assurance, insight and smart cities expertise at four stages of the Newcastle project, culminating in a smart cities strategy for the second most populated area of New South Wales. 

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Future City Glasgow is OPEN

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Future City Glasgow is OPEN

In 2013, Glasgow beat a host of other UK cities to win funding worth £24 Million from Innovate UK to explore innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.

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