Manchester Urban Institute Smart Cities Event

Time: 11:45 - 14:00

Venue: The Bright Building, Mi-Idea Ground Floor Event Space

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Join the Manchester Urban Institute and Austin-based Smart Cities expert Chelsea Collier, of and Smart Cities Connect, discussing the Manchester Model and opportunities for shared learning and future collaboration for smart & sustainable cities.

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

14.00 Finish

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