The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London WC1E 7BT
The Living City consists of four key elements governance, environment, urban development and community combining with a new layer of so-called smart infrastructure which can sense, communicate, process and respond to enable a richer interaction with the urban realm. The potential for a smart built environment is huge. Why have cities thus far failed to make the promised leaps forward? There needs to be a new way of thinking to surmount the opportunities that are undoubtedly maturing. Policy, leadership, joined-up initiatives and more pioneering examples are often seen as ingredients that will turn opportunity into projects. There are notable exceptions such as the energy sector, driven by economics and legislation, and transport where the high-tech disrupters have exciting visions and deep pockets. Can we learn more from these? Most importantly, how does the ordinary citizen get benefit from ‘the smart city’ and drive demand?
Chairing: Rob Moyser Director BuroHappold Engineering.
Steve Lewis: CEO and Founder, Living Planet
Matt Gee: Director, Isobar
Bill Clee: Founder and CEO, Asset Mapping
Speaker tbc: BCG