Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital connectivity.

Smarter London Together details the mayor’s vision for the capital and a roadmap that sets out how it will be realised. The roadmap consists of more than 20 initiatives, including the Civic Innovation Challenge, which the Mayor expects will which will play a major role in establishing London as a test-bed for technological innovation, supporting the development of smart infrastructure and attracting investment in new businesses. It will match tech startups with companies and public bodies to tackle some of London’s most pressing problems.

Khan’s plans include:

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London,said: “A year ago I announced my ambition to make London the world’s leading smart city. Today I am proud to unveil my vision for making that ambition a reality. We need a step-change in how we harness innovation for the benefit of all Londoners.

“Many of London’s advances in the application of data and smart technologies are globally recognised. We have clearly taken great steps but I want us to do even more to meet the needs of Londoners.

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