Top 10 UK Smart Cities in 2017 Revealed by Juniper Research
London, Edinburgh, & Glasgow Lead ‘Smart City UK' Leaderboard
Hampshire, UK - October 17, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A new study by Juniper Researc has identified the top 10 smart cities in the UK, with London topping the list. The analysis was conducted over a range of city indices, including transport, healthcare, public safety, energy and productivity. Scores were calculated according to diverse metrics, including present state-of-play variables (such as congestion and crime levels) alongside smart city rollouts, vision and long-term strategy.
Juniper's UK Smart City rankings are as follows:
- Brighton & Hove
- Milton Keynes
Read more in Juniper's complimentary whitepaper, Top 10 UK Smart Cities – 2017 Leaderboard.
Scottish Cities Perform Strongly
The research found that Scotland's major cities were strong performers across the board. Edinburgh's 16 year smart city journey, for example, has allowed the city to learn from mistakes (such as disparate maintenance of systems and control of systems by separate council units) and apply its ‘One Council' principle in order to better deliver citizen services.
"Glasgow has used the smart city concept to address a number of key challenges" noted research author Steffen Sorrell. "The traffic system is integrated with emergency services, helping save lives. Meanwhile a £24 million grant was used to plan smart CCTV rollout, using artificial intelligence to detect suspicious objects and terrorist activity."
UK Smart City Challenges Ahead
The research found that significant hurdles lie ahead for the UK smart city market. EIB (European Investment Bank) and Horizon 2020 have contributed over £23 billion to the UK market over the last 3 years; after 2019, alternative funding will have to be found to replace them.
In turn, Juniper found that funding challenges bring with them issues in scaling projects, particularly for SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises). Juniper urged the creation of more ‘test bed' environments in cities, enabling experimentation prior to full roll-out. This would allow more risk-averse players, such as utilities, to enable disruptive service providers to work in partnership with them to develop smart city solutions and new business models.
Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.
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