James Powell Smart City Futures Workshop Presentation V2

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  • James Powell Smart City Futures Workshop Presentation V2

    1. 1. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Smart City Futures Sharing visions of the sustainable, thriving metropolis Professor James Powell OBEPro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise and Regional AffairsUniversity of Salford
    2. 2. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Prof, do we want to be innovative with those people from Business & the Community? Don’t they know we need our own time, in our ivory tower, to be truly creative? Once Upon a Time
    3. 3. <ul><li>Ingredients for GKE success are close dialogue and co-creation between:UniversitiesBusiness/Industry/CommunitiesGovernment AgenciesSmart City Futures: new ways of thinking and working </li></ul><ul><li>Smart City Futures: new ways of thinking and working </li></ul><ul><li>Smart City Futures: new ways of thinking and working </li></ul>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Successful Global Knowledge Economy
    4. 4. <ul><li>The 3 CONTACT Universities of Central Manchester are leading the way and collaborating with city partners to:share best practice develop collaborative partnershipscreate a sustainable learning network legacy </li></ul><ul><li>share best practice develop collaborative partnershipscreate a sustainable learning network legacy </li></ul>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Universities Catalysing Creative Change
    5. 5. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Sharing of knowledge is fragmented and uncoordinated New challenges call for new solutions Position Manchester as world leader in collaborative action, communication and innovation Context
    6. 6. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Community Banks & Affordable Housing Examples of Best Practice Media City – Universities/BBC BBC Research Institute Contraception: The Board Game Bouncing Higher for SME Innovation Learning
    7. 7. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk <ul><li>Smart City Futures is designed to bring together: </li></ul><ul><li>Policy leaders: successful & sustainable strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals: more humanely responsive solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens: empowered </li></ul>Smart City Futures Stakeholders
    8. 8. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk <ul><ul><li>Smart City Futures will seed partnerships, foster new ways of thinking and explore shared solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will help cities to become resilient to economic, ecological and social changes </li></ul></ul>Who should Attend?
    9. 9. Why? <ul><li>Sharing of knowledge is fragmented and uncoordinated </li></ul><ul><li>New challenges call for new solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Position Manchester as world leader in collaborative action, communication and innovation </li></ul>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk
    10. 10. More than your traditional conference <ul><li>Using b.TWEEN methodology, Smart City Futures will break down barriers </li></ul><ul><li>It will: </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyse conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Spark debate </li></ul>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk
    11. 11. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Dr Edward de Bono (De Bono Foundation) Paul James (Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme – Melbourne) Professor Takeda (CEO the Business University International Forum of Japan) Dr Chris Yapp (Cap Gemini) Professor Mike Kelly (Chief Scientist of the Department of Communities and Local Government) Keynotes agreed so far
    12. 12. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Potential for partnership with Manchester Enterprises, marking the launch of the MIER Review: Developing a Competitive Economy for Greater Manchester and the NW Work with de Bono and their Nobel Laureates to develop a ‘ Festival of Thinkers’ week, culminating in a Gala Dinner at Gorton Monastery Smart City Futures: to be designed with you Partnership Opportunities
    13. 13. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk <ul><li>What do communities want? </li></ul><ul><li>Better systems for better communication </li></ul><ul><li>To learn from experience </li></ul><ul><li>Help to secure bids to improve resources </li></ul><ul><li>To reach towards higher expectations and ambitions </li></ul><ul><li>Integration into university activity </li></ul><ul><li>These questions were elicited by a de Bono facilitator at meetings during the ‘Big Think Week’ in November </li></ul>Outcomes of workshops so far
    14. 14. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk <ul><li>What do professionals want? </li></ul><ul><li>Better engagement with young people & communities </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of what young people want from a city </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a stronger sense of citizenship </li></ul>Outcomes of workshops so far
    15. 15. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Exploring shared needs and finding solutions Sharing examples of best practice Herald similar developments in other city-regions Smart City Futures
    16. 16. www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Conclusion
    17. 17. <ul><li>Smart City Futures </li></ul><ul><li>21-23 July 2009, Lowry Centre </li></ul><ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>or contact Anna Higson: </li></ul><ul><li>a.higson@salford.ac.uk / 0161 295 3176 </li></ul>www.smartcityfutures.co.uk Our Web and Other Contact Details

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