Government as a platform

At IP EXPO this week we heard Liam Maxwell, the UK Government’s CTO, discuss the way in which government digital services have been transformed. It’s a pattern which is being studied carefully by local and national governments around the world because it offers potential for huge improvements for users alongside big cost savings. “Revolution not

Should smart cities be sharing cities?

Smart Cities are springing up all over the globe, especially in the southern hemisphere. India is building new cities full of technology to house its ever-growing population. But some commentators are starting to question the premise of smart cities. Technology vs people Julian Agyeman, a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts

Cities: the Bloomberg Mayors’ Challenge

Cities are a vital part of the world’s infrastructure. Generating growth and prosperity, but also brewing social inequalities, cities are a part of both the problem and the solution. And cities are rising to those challenges in a way that shows how flexible and resilient local government can be. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge is