Demonstration Area: Royal Borough of Greenwich


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London's Profile

The capital city of the United Kingdom unveiled the Smart London Plan in 2011. The Smart London Board is the city mayor’s top line-up of academics, business representatives, infrastructure providers, ICT and energy companies. It helps the Greater London Authority (GLA) shape and implement its strategy for how to apply technology to all areas of city policy (transport, energy, social and infrastructure policy). Smart technology and city data are becoming increasingly prominent in the urban planning discourse. The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 focuses on how technology and data can influence the future design and efficient operation of the city’s assets and how the related regulatory and market issues should be tackled. The London DataStore is a hub for the city’s growing ecosystem, which has generated numerous examples of how data can be used to manage and plan city operations (e.g. the London Schools Atlas). 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of 32 London boroughs, is implementing the Sharing Cities programme in London. The Royal Borough is recognised as a leading local council in the Smart City field, and was the first London Borough to introduce a Smart City Strategy[1]. Launched in October 2015, it has four key components: transforming neighbourhoods and communities; transforming infrastructure; transforming public services; and transforming the Greenwich economy. Citizen engagement is a further priority across all four themes.

Where will the smart solutions be implemented?

East Greenwich and Greenwich Peninsula

East Greenwich and Greenwich Peninsula are one of the most strategic locations in London. It stretches along the riverfront – from the UNESCO World Heritage Site to Greenwich Peninsula – and occupies 516 Ha. The site includes visitor attractions (e.g. the O2 Arena); a new business startup district; existing and new residential sites; and considerable water frontage.

Approx. 35% social housing
Multimodal transport- tube, DLR, rail, bus, boat
Smart Mobility Living Lab
Complementary Mayor of London funded Low Emission Neighbourhood programme


Other cities

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


Jem McKenna-Percy

Programme Manager

Greater London Authority


Brooke Flanagan

Communication & Replication

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