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See the LIKE! Magazine video

See a video intro to the set of magazines I wrote earlier this year on what the LIKE project has learned about building local innovation cultures.

Introducing BLING – BLockchain IN Government

BLING – BLockchain in Government – is a €5M collaboration of 13 organisations – governments, cities and universities – who are exploring how governments can use blockchain to enable the next generation of smart services.

Creating a ‘Digital Innovation Culture’ – a new way to increase local innovation capacity developed for the Like! project

Like! is a €4.2M Interreg Vb project that is developing a ‘local innovation culture’ approach to address the underlying capacity issues that are hampering the improvement of e-government and e-services.

What will the city of the future be like?

Six things that I think will shape what the city of the future will look like: the shape of the city today, energy & efficiency, place and space, retailing, neighbourhoods and authenticity.

How much startup time do you need for research projects? You might need more than you think

In my experience the key thing delaying the start of research projects is staff availability – whether you have access to the people you need, or if you need to recruit and how ready to recruit you (and your organisation) are.

Welcome to Tech Town

Interesting article on the future of Towns and Cities in the Drum Magazine – and I don’t just say that because I’m quoted in it! A couple of key talking points on future cities: The Future city will look a lot like the current city It will be a lot more efficient – in many […]

Smart Cities interview in ‘Urban Realm’

Part of an interview I did for Urban Realm magazine on Smart Cities following Glasgow’s designation as a ‘Smart City’, covering how UK cities use information, how they’ll change service delivery, and the importance of Smart Citizens.