Global Smart Cities & The Manchester Model
Join the Manchester Urban Institute and Austin-based Smart Cities expert Chelsea Collier, of digi.city and Smart Cities Connect, discussing the Manchester Model and opportunities for shared learning and future collaboration for smart & sustainable cities. She will be joined by academics from the Manchester Urban Institute and Phil Swan, CIO of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Global Smart Cities & The Manchester Model:
Simon Industrial Fellow Chelsea Collier has travelled the world identifying models and best practices in emerging and established smart cities. She will present what attracted her to Manchester, what she has learned in her Fellowship exploration and what makes Manchester unique in this scope. She will share perspective on practical applications of smart city research and recommendations for global and practical applications.
11.45 Arrival & refreshments
12.00 Welcome, Professor Richard Kingston
12.05 Overview of smart cities work and links with Manchester Urban Institute (Dave Carter):
An overview of current work around the smart cities and future cities theme, including the Working Futures for Future Cities initiative and the Manchester Urban Institute's Smart and Sustainable Cities research theme.
12.15 Chelsea Collier: Global Smart Cities & The Manchester Model
12.45 Phil Swan, CIO, GMCA: overview of GM Digital Strategy
13.00 Q&A to all speakers, followed by lunch