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Creating Smarter Cities 2011 - 06 - Dave Carter - Manchester - Creating next generation digital cities


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Cities are key drivers of innovation in the 21st century and need to become “smart” if they are going to progress, and to compete on an international stage. A smart city requires smart infrastructure, including the development of Next Generation Access fibre networks, but for the city to be truly smart it needs to enable its citizens and innovative companies to have “open access” to these networks in order to support the co-creation and co-production of new and innovative services that can be trialled and then rolled out for the benefit of all. Manchester has developed from an industrial city to one which embraces the challenges of the 21st century and, with its vibrant digital communities, has clear opportunities to be a leader in developing the information society and enabling the emergence of Future Internet enabled services for smart cities and smart citizens. As the idea of “smart cities” becomes more popular and increasingly commercially valuable property, it's vital that city leaders and administrators, public and private sector partners and the wider community work together to enable the “smart city” to become a reality on the basis of being more inclusive, greener and more sustainable.

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Creating Smarter Cities 2011 - 06 - Dave Carter - Manchester - Creating next generation digital cities

  1. 1. Smart Citizens in Smart CitiesManchester City Region: creating Next Generation Digital Cities Dave Carter , Head, MDDA - Manchester Digital Development Agency, Manchester City Council.
  2. 2. EurocitiesSmart Cities Network- Eurocities founded in 1986 and its Brussels office opened in 1992- Telecities founded in 1993 and first EC funded “European Digital Cities” project (94-96 - FP4)- led to further projects: - TEN-Telecom project ‘InfoCities’ (96-98) - IntelCity Roadmap project (FP5 – 2002-3) - Intelligent Cities project (FP6 – 2004-6)- Telecities became Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum (KSF) in 2005- Manchester was a founding member of Telecities and the Living Labs network (2006) which became the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)- Eurocities KSF launched its Smart Cities working group in April 2011, co-chaired by Manchester and Barcelona (both leads for EU CIP Smart Cities projects, Manchester with ‘Smart Innovation & People – SMARTiP’ and Barcelona with ‘Open Cities’)
  3. 3. The Battle for Control of Smart Cities
  4. 4. • Smart cities need smart citizens• User driven open innovation as the basis for engagement• Co-creation and co-production as linked concepts for new service development• Users as producers, not just of content but of services• Empowering citizens needs more open and sustainable approaches• Future Internet enabled services in smart cities requires new social capital• Innovative business models, e.g. social economy approaches, linked to the generation of new social capital
  5. 5. Unlimited Bandwidth, Zero LatencyLiving Labs, Open Innovation & Creativity• transformational digital infrastructures (open access) • Next Generation Access (NGA) - beyond just ‘speed’ • Future Internet and virtualisation, cloud based networks • Web centric systems meet networked objects and data• stimulating creativity and innovation (open content) • building, operating and developing networks • creating new marketplaces • new trade = new jobs = new skills• generating social capital (open engagement) • user generated services • digital inclusion and co-operation• enabling new business models (sustainability) • social networks to social enterprises • service efficiencies: doing better for less • talent, technology & tolerance
  6. 6. NGA = Fibre All The Way.............• Digital infrastructure: 21st century ‘real estate’• Living Lab Corridor Digitisation Project: • test-bed: 500 businesses, 1000 residents over next two years • open access fibre to the premises (FTTP) network + wireless • create new value chains: B2C, C2B, C2C, plus supply chains: B2B • co-production of new services: smart energy, smart health, smart living • Low Carbon Data Network: micro-sensors, wireless, fibre + open data • new infrastructures for the Future Internet: hosting, exchanges, networks• Reuse of key public assets • Metrolink tram network, new bus lanes, traffic signal networks • potential development of public service networks (PSN) • public sector assets, e.g. new public realm, factored in and mapped• New mutual co-ownership approaches • multi-stakeholder co-ownership of assets and new services • resilient and trusted networks run by and for communities • Digital Inclusion Partnerships: housing, health, education, voluntary & community sector, social entrepreneurs, digital and creative businesses, arts and cultural industries = Big Society……..
  7. 7. Manchester Living LabPrincipals:• co-creation: building on Open Data• co-ownership: mutualising commitment• co-production: generating new services - recognising people as assets - valuing work differently - promoting reciprocity - building social networksPractice:• user driven open innovation• replicable and scalable models• entrepreneurs as co-stakeholders• sustaining user engagement
  8. 8. MCR NGA deployment One Central Park Connectivity Power 100 gigabit+++ sharp project Space DARK FIBRE LOOP Connectivity Sport City via Metrolink Manchester College Connectivity CITY CENTRE via Metrolink Media City Central Salford Corridor test-bed Connectivity Internet Peering with Power Exchange JANET SpaceDigital Inclusion+Living Lab+Open Access+Co-ownership
  9. 9. ‘Geek’ Power! Entrepreneurs + Innovation• Talent• Technology• Tolerance+ Developer Communities=• Creativity• Innovation• Diversityand• new ideas• new business• new skills• new jobs
  10. 10. Future Internet Smart Cities• The ‘Future’ will be OPEN…..• Users generating services as well as content• Green Digital Agenda: greener, smarter ICT and uses• Public Private People Partnerships (PPPPs)• Open Data + Open Access + Open Source• Social Capital: capacity building at all levels• Localism, community engagement + social networking: • City Nets + Rural Nets + Regional Nets + Global Nets• Future Internet: Terabit Ethernet and beyond• Bringing together the grass roots, geeks, entrepreneurial talent, Future Internet research, novel investment and co-ownership
  11. 11. Thank You!