Birmingham Smart City Roadmap launches

The Mailbox, Birmingham at night
The Mailbox, Birmingham

Today we launched the Birmingham Smart City Roadmap , which sets out over 35 actions that aim to influence the city’s approach to creating a sustainable and better future for its citizens by responding to challenges such as unemployment, the skills gap, health inequalities, effective mobility and carbon reduction targets.

The Roadmap has been developed by the Birmingham Smart City Commission, a body created by the city council which includes leading figures from the business, academic and public sectors, supported by Digital Birmingham.

It represents a collective ambition by city stakeholders to deliver real change by developing intelligent and integrated services through the use of digital technologies, data and open collaboration, driven by the citizens and communities that are core to the city’s future growth.

The three intrinsically linked themes of Technology & Place, People and Economy underpin the roadmap’s 39 proposed actions, to be delivered over the next three years, identifying funding through European, national and regional programmes.

We invite people to be part of our smart city journey and the Roadmap provides the means to get involved.  Please tell us what you think – the online version of the roadmap provides space to comment on all of the 39 actions covering digital infrastructure, connectivity, digital inclusion, data, mobility, skills, health and energy, as well as a simple online form to tell us what you are doing; alternatively you can email: smartbrum@gmail.com if you want more information or would like to get involved in anyway.

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