Demonstration Area: Royal Borough of Greenwich
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 Greenwich demonstrator area is 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.
23,000 council housing
46,000 private housing
25% CO2 from municipal buildings
12 low capacity charging points
autonomous vehicle test
23,000 street lights
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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