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In the late 20th century cities like Manchester, seen as the ‘original, modern’ world industrial city, faced serious challenges in terms of how to respond to the massive economic restructuring that was taking place. On the one hand Manchester needed to respond to the highest rates of unemployment and social exclusion seen for more than 50 years, while, at the same time, the city wanted to develop innovative and practical solutions which could bring real economic and social benefits to local people. The impact of even more rapid technological change, referred to as the emerging ‘information society’, which started to impact from the 1980s onwards, exacerbated this dilemma, accelerating the process of restructuring so that within urban areas new economic growth increasingly sat side by side with extremes of poverty, unemployment and other forms of social exclusion. This presentation looks at the ways that Manchester responded to this and how those responses over the past 25+ years created new ambitions and aspirations for the city and its citizens. The conclusions focus on the concept of the ‘Smart City’ and Manchester’s ideas on creating a more inclusive, creative and sustainable city, including through the imaginative use of digital technologies, applications and services and a commitment to open innovation and the co-production of new and innovative services.

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2.3 dave carter

  1. 1. Smart Citizens in Smart Cities Creating an inclusive and sustainable knowledge society: A Local Digital Agenda for Manchester Dave Carter, Head, Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA), Manchester City Council, UK
  2. 3. The Battle for Control of Smart Cities
  3. 4. Future Internet and Smart Cities <ul><li>Next generation of Internet development </li></ul><ul><li>User driven open innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Networking the networks: </li></ul><ul><li>EUROCITIES, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), Future Internet Assembly (FIA), Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.eurocities.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.openlivinglabs.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.future-internet.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda/index_en.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.fireball4smartcities.eu </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Creating Smart Cities </li></ul><ul><li>transformational digital infrastructures (open access) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Generation Access (NGA) - beyond just ‘speed’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Internet and virtualisation, cloud based networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital assets as the real estate of the 21 st century </li></ul></ul><ul><li>creativity and innovation (open content) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>building, operating and developing networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>creating new marketplaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new trade = new jobs = new skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>social capital (open engagement) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>user generated services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>digital inclusion and co-operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>new business models (sustainability) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social networks to social (economy) enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>service efficiencies: doing better for less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Free Trade Fibre” – new collaborative marketplaces </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Open Data & Open Innovation
  6. 7. Local Digital Agendas <ul><li>Manchester ’ s Digital Strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying key issues for the city: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital inclusion: citizens ’ access to employment, skills, facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital industries: support digital businesses to start up, grow and survive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital innovation: opportunities for research and deployment of results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Producing an Action Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership: city plus partners/stakeholders: business, education, community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment: in new digital infrastructures and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exemplar projects: to stimulate awareness, interest and engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Exchange: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with like-minded cities and other partners through EU projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become active in networks, e.g. EUROCITIES, Living Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make networking practical, e.g. study visits, workshops, benchmarking </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Smart Cities: Future Internet & future practice <ul><li>Transforming the way we live and work </li></ul><ul><li>Co-designing and co-producing services for ourselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling our environments to be greener, cleaner and healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Making smart cities more democratic, resilient and attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Generating and celebrating creativity, innovation and diversity </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>‘ Geek ’ Power! Entrepreneurs + Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>MadLab </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating: </li></ul><ul><li>new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>new business </li></ul><ul><li>new skills </li></ul><ul><li>new jobs </li></ul>
  9. 10. Find out more: www.fireball4smartcities.eu Future Internet Research & Experimentation By Adopting Living Labs Thank You! [email_address]