Greenwich to trial host Smart City technologies
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Smart City Technology is to be trialled in Greenwich Peninsular, a 190 acre riverfront area by the surrounding the Dome which is up for redevelopment.
Greenwich will play witness to the co-operation between five tech firms and an outfit called Living Plan IT, which markets a so-say ‘urban operating system,’ with UK HMG present to give its blessing to the plan and with the local council, Greenwich, also promising support.
The firms involved are Hitachi Consulting, Philips, McLaren Electronic Systems, engineering consultancy Buro Happold, Critical Software and contract management specialist 8over8. The aim is to develop and regenerate urban spaces like this part of London with new tech-based approaches.
The hope is Smart City technologies is to facilitate smarter, sustainable and intelligent-living which will lead to more efficient use of energy and other resources, providing the basis for innovative services for residents, businesses and governments as well as new jobs and exports.