Periodic Reporting for period 3 - OrganiCity (OrganiCity – Co-creating smart cities of the future)
Reporting period: 2017-01-01 to 2018-06-30
As we move into this digital age, more people than ever before are moving into our cities. Rapid urbanisation, growing and aging populations, extreme climates and new technologies are adding considerable strain and complexity to our cities. These challenges require us to reimagine how we can design and deliver more flexible, sustainable and resilient systems that not only manage our limited resources more efficiently, but also strengthen our communities, protect our environment and prioritise our health and wellbeing.
Tech companies, academia, public authorities, start-ups and citizen groups are all attempting to respond to these challenges with new solutions. Yet, one of the biggest inefficiencies of all is that we continue to tackle these issues in silos; the local knowledge of city authorities often doesn’t inform the latest health app, and the resources and experience of large corporations often doesn’t support the innovative ideas of small start-ups. OrganiCity has worked from the idea that if we share the same mission to develop the most useful products and services to future-proof our cities, then we need to start working together.