Smart-eco cities: how technology is addressing sustainability challenges in the UK
- Published: 19 December 2016
As cities realise the need to improve sustainability, many are turning to innovative technologies to address challenges such as traffic congestion and air pollution. Here, the ‘smart agenda’, with its focus on technology and urban infrastructure, overlaps with the ‘sustainability agenda’ – usually associated with energy, waste management and transport.
With our broad range of digital capabilities, Idox is supporting local authorities across the UK to address some of these challenges through such solutions as Cloud Amber (enabling the efficient movement of people and goods); iApply (helping to transform Planning and Building Control with a streamlined online application service); and OnSite (a suite of new, role-based apps dedicated to helping local authority staff in their day-to-day work).
In this article, Idox’s Steven McGinty reports on smart-eco city developments in Glasgow, London and Manchester.