London is joining forces with cities across Europe after being chosen to join the €25-million Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse programme that will demonstrate innovative uses of technology to improve the lives of city residents.
“London is growing at a record rate and to support the city’s future growth, we need to harness our incredible technical prowess and look to what new approaches and technological innovation can bring,” said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. “By leading this international project we will be able to share ideas with our European counterparts as we work to create a city that is fit for the future and an even greater place to live, work and visit.
The project, part of the Horizon 2020 European Programme, will also involve Milan, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw – to deliver a common data-sharing platform that can be used by all the programme cities, supported by EUROCITIES – the network that brings together over 130 of Europe’s largest cities – and beyond.
Read the full article in ‘Cities Today’ here.