A Smarter City

The City Centre, in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Brookfield, is undertaking a programme of activity including a three-part ideas competition, exhibition and a related series of events including panel discussions and hackathons entitled 'A Smarter City'.

The City will embrace new technologies, focussing on smart- enablement, resilience and collaborative innovation, to create a city that is competitive, open, interconnected and intelligent. It will feature excellent connectivity using the latest communications technology and transport links, with significant capacity for growth due to its high quality, flexible buildings and infrastructure, with a distinctive character derived from its diverse mix of buildings, uses, streets, spaces and its outstanding heritage and culture

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Ideas for the City of London
Part 3

Smart Infrastructure

The third and final part of our A Smarter City competition focuses on 'Smart Infrastructure' in which we search for new ideas on security, energy and transport in the City of London.

Shortlisted entries for The Smart Infrastructure Ideas Competition were announced in September and are on display in The City Centre gallery from 6 October until 16 December.

Winner: Momentum Transport and McGregor Coxall 
Smart Carpet

A living, thinking surface treatment that adaptively responds to user demand.

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Ideas for the City of London
Part 2

Smart Buildings

As part of the ‘A Smarter City’ programme we invited submissions to a new ideas competition to provide a series of innovative solutions to some key problems across the theme of ‘Smart Buildings’. In this second part of the competition we sought new ideas on building automation, activation and use of space, sustainability and intelligent architecture.

The shortlisted entries formed part of an
exhibition from 21 July - 25 September 2017.

Winner: BAM and Museum of London
VR City Timetransporter

An app that provides users with a fully immersive 360 degree virtual environment where they are transported back in time to view how the City’s landmarks appeared at key moments in history. 


Ideas for the City of London
Part 1

Smart Green Spaces

The first part of the competition focussed on ‘Smart Green Spaces’ in which we searched for new ideas on connectivity, biodiversity, health & wellbeing and sustainability.

For more information about Green Space in the City of London you can download 'The City Garden App' for iPhone on the app store or visit the The City Gardens Website.

Winner: Atkins and Schréder 
Key To The City

A new strategic vision that unlocks layers of the city through augmented reality applications and smart objects

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Public choice winner

The Edible Bus Stop Studio

A system of portable modular components with biophilic design that provide accessible and active green space


28 April — 16 December


The City Centre gallery will host an exhibition of shortlisted entries to the competition in three separate parts alongside 20 smart global intiatives, a live data capture system and films in which we ask 'What makes a smarter city?'.

The exhibition will open with 'Smart Green Spaces' from 28 April - 14 July 2017. The next two parts of the exhibition will open to the public in July and September 2017.

To accompany the shortlisted entries the exhibition will also focus on City of London data and an overview of global smart city projects displayed alongside the City of London’s unique architectural model that highlights the city’s built environment, both its heritage and future.

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