Collaborative Cities: Design and Delivery in Manchester

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Invitation to “Collaborative Cities: Design and delivery in Manchester” – 08 October 2015, London

The Chair of the APPG for Smart Cities Mark Prisk MP is pleased to invite you to our next event: “Collaborative Cities: Design and delivery in Manchester”
This discussion and networking event will take place on Thursday 8th October from 17.30 – 20.00 in Siemens’ R&D Centre, The Crystal, London E16 1GB.

Mark Prisk MP will chair this session and will be joined by the following speakers:

Steve Turner, Head of future Cities, Manchester City Council
Vin Sumner, Founder and CEO, Clicks and Links
Paul Brodrick, Head of connected Communities, Siemens
Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40

The challenges around the creation of smart city districts are not technology based. Their establishment and the solutions and technologies within them rely increasingly on collaborative working between public authorities, private sector industrial partners and academic institutions – this creates some unique challenges around governance and leadership as well as ownership of assets and data.
Smart city districts need to be able to demonstrate ‘place’ based benefits as much as ‘organisational’ ones. How we replicate smart city districts on a commercial basis and at scale also creates its own set of issues within a challenging public sector finance arena.
This event will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by Manchester’s Triangulum project, which focuses on the integration of energy, mobility and ICT systems around infrastructure assets within ‘Corridor Manchester’, and is a collaborative project involving five strategic partners: Manchester City Council, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens, and Clicks and Links.
Please RSVP to or call 0207 403 1734 if you would like to attend.