Digital Greenwich: a local council approach to smart cities
- Published: 03 August 2016
According to research by Lucy Zodion, a leading designer and manufacturer of streetlighting equipment, smart cities are not deemed a priority for local government. The findings show that 80% of local authorities have little or no involvement with smart cities, and that only a few had specific teams managing smart city initiatives.
The research explains that the challenging financial environment was the main reason for the lack of prioritisation. However, it also finds despite funding challenges, some local councils have been successful at introducing initiatives, through working in partnership with private organisations and universities and encouraging local businesses to participate in developing solutions.
In our blog today, Idox as a market-leading developer and supplier of a broad range of digital solutions to support public and private sector organisations looks at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a local council quietly leading the way in the smart cities revolution.