Newcastle Smart City Plans
Newcastle City Council approves plans to use digital sensors and data to address parking and air pollution problems.
19:37 23 July 2018
City council leader Nick Forbes has claimed that Newcastle could become a world leader in building a smart, well-connected city with the use of digital services and big data.
The city council’s cabinet has recently approved the use of digital sensors and big data to start a technological revolution on Tyneside with the goal to come up with smart solutions to growing problems, including parking and air pollution. The council has confirmed that it is now looking for a tech partner that will help them roll out a programme similar to that being trialled by tech giant Cisco on Mosley Street during the Great Exhibition of the North.
Nick Forbes said: said: “Being a smart city and a digital city is not just about having jobs in the tech sector. It is about how we use that to drive forward with new innovations, new ways of tackling old problems, and new ways of connecting people to each other and the city they love.
“This is an exciting journey for Newcastle and I know that we are very keen to build on the work from the Great Exhibition of the North to do more and position Newcastle as a world leader in how digital services and big data can transform a city.
“It feels to me that we are the right size city to be able to do this innovative work.”