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1 Developing a Blueprint for a Smart City where Enterprise and Social Collaboration Thrive Digital Birmingham - Birmingham City Council Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham M: 07823534981

2 Putting Birmingham First 2013 An engine for the West Midlands economy (20%) 160,000 daily commuters 4.3 million people of working age population within a one hour drive of the city centre 32m visitors per annum Innovation & research centre: 65,000 students in three universities Youngest city in Europe: 37% population aged less than 24 UK’s largest cluster of life, bio, medical sciences businesses +25% of UK’s digital games production companies

3 POPULATION GROWTH 2008 > 50% 2050 > 70% Why be Smart ? - Challenges of urban growth Resource SCARCITY CLIMATE CHANGE 60% carbon reduction by 2026 Acute and long term challenges & Current systems strained Legacy systems Buildings use 40% of world’s energy savings and up to 40% of energy savings are not captured today More than 50% of web connections will be mobile by 2013

4 What is a Smart City? - multiple definitions

5 A new mindset and approach to shape design Set up a Smart City Commission Chaired by the Cabinet Member for Green, Safe and Smart City 16 international / national / local “experts” Collaborate - learn from others and import the best ideas Identify our guiding principles, a vision and strategic direction to design a smart city Initiate Roadmap by Autumn 2013 with strong stakeholder engagement

6 Birmingham: The Enterprise Capital built on an inclusive, sustainable and smart economy Birmingham, the agile city where enterprise and social collaboration thrive helping its people live, learn and work better using leading technology To create the sustainable environment that will enable our businesses, communities and citizens to learn, create and prosper in an open and collaborative way, through the provision of city governance, platforms, and spaces, which integrate and leverage intelligence across our all our communities Tackle inequality & deprivation promoting social cohesion Lay the foundations for a prosperous city built on an inclusive economy Involve local people & communities in the future of their local area & their public services

7 Identified 7 key smart city Principles Leadership and ownership Exploiting technologies & Future proofed infrastructure Service transformation Support mechanisms that enable innovation for all New information marketplaces Support to citizens and businesses to close the digital divide Profiling and Influencing


9 Creating Birmingham’s vision - a journey not a destination Learning and collaborating - linked across Europe and wider Understanding what’s important What are the city’s burning challenges One size does not fit all Co-creating useful solutions City Protocol

10 Birmingham First - Starting from a strong base – Investment Infrastructure and connectivity in urban and built environment New Street Gateway £600million investment: busiest station outside of London - completes in 2015 Library of Birmingham World class, knowledge hub - 0pens 2013 £188 million investment The City has a 25 year, £2.7 billion highways PFI with Amey World class digital connectivity programme £14M telecare service to support 27,000 Birmingham people

11 Birmingham First - Starting from a strong base – R&D / Global living lab test-bed - collaborative, scalable & experimental projects ICT & social Media to make urban living happier SMARTSPACES is the largest of the projects to be launched by the European Commission in the area of saving energy in public buildings using ICT. On demand cars Parker app trial in Jewellery Quarter Birmingham’s Civic Dashboard

12 Birmingham First -Starting from a strong base – Innovation Enterprise, skills & collaboration – people, place, business “Droplet plans to disrupt mobile cash with no charges payment app for iPhone””

13 Smart Birmingham: A vision of what it looks and feels like The best place to start and grow a business Well connected to opportunities, spaces, places and markets Open minded, collaborative and experimental Joined up in our city thinking An easy, friendly and attractive place to come together A pleasant, safe and fun city known for its great natural environment Better information, more choice, more convenience, less waste A great place to grow up and grow old

14 A Collaboration of City–wide Partners Creative and Digital Media Interconnect & Gateway Open Data engagement Open Data strategy, platform Social Care & Telehealth Universal Credit Digital District / 4G DISCOVER: carers’ eLearning Funding Bids Transformational events Smart City Commission Digital Champions Digital Blueprint Welfare Reform Smart Mobility projects Smart Energy projects Procurement Living Lab Digital Skills Agenda Leaders Priorities: Smart City, Open City P3: To involve local people and communities P1: To tackle inequality and deprivation P2: To lay the foundations for a prosperous city Activities Priorities Birmingham Science Park Aston Carillion AMEY Housing Associations Centro Service Birmingham BRE/SHABA Health & Well Being Board EUROCITIES Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Science City Local Enterprise Partnership & City Region Marketing Birmingham Business Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups Carers’ Strategic Partnership CISCO European Community Digital Media Business Cluster Core Cities UTMC Green Commission Network Rail / Interconnect Board Library of Birmingham Group INCA / BDUK / SOCITIM Major Cities in Europe Aston, Birmingham Universities, BCU European Network of Living Labs ENoLL

15 The journey continues… Our aim is to create a smarter city, not just a city where smart things happen Strong bottom-up approach Recognise that the role of the city is to act an enabler / facilitator to accelerate opportunities Real change will only be possible through city system integration and making data open and accessible A smart city is not about buying new technologies – It’s about learning to do things differently as innovation lies in the application of knowledge Follow us on Twitter @ digibrum

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