Smart cities should evolve. In the new districts of Stockholm the public realm is being equipped with the infrastructure required to promote and sustain smart behaviour. There is a clear vision of a greener, smarter future and an all-agency approach to delivery.
Integrated networks of district heating and cooling, power, communication and data, vacuum recycling and public transport all flow along and beneath city streets serving attractive, diverse communities and places which are genuinely accessible in every meaning of the word.
As the government prepares to unveil its localism bill, it should look closely at Sweden’s progress on creating smart city neighbourhoods. Connected neighbourhoods play a key role in generating thriving local and national economies, to read more click here