Social Innovation - Communities
How will data transform European cities?
At the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in London, we spoke to Andrew Collinge - Assistant Director at the Greater London Authority; Patrik Sjostedt - General Manager, EMEA-CIS at Hitachi Insight Group and Peter Bjorn Larsen - Director of Hitachi's City Data Exchange in Copenhagen, to hear how they think data will help to transform European cities.
A day in the life of a smart city
The debate around smart cities often centres on their economic and environmental benefits. For example, the Global Commission on Economy and Climate recently found that fostering the growth of smart cities could save national governments as much as $22 trillion. The social benefits of smart cities, however, are often overlooked. In fact, smart can have a positive impact on all areas of a person’s life, from the moment they get up in the morning to their work day and commute back home.