Govtech

Are smart cities inevitable?

Are smart cities inevitable or do tech-filled towns need careful planning? Nitrous founder George Johnston catches up with thought leaders in the Smart City ecosystem on a TechRadar piece. The smart city is where the Internet of Things and big data crash into each other. Myriad devices fitted with sensors gathering data are instantly cross-referenced on a…

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Press release: Transport Innovation Programme sees immediate results

Press release: Transport Innovation Programme sees immediate results Six early-stage startups have now completed a three-month innovation programme, run by Nitrous in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL).   Each startup – Alchera Technologies, Blubel, Faxi, NumberEight, Pedals Delivery and TravelAi – focuses on either improving passenger experiences or reducing emissions, or both, with a…

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Press release: Nitrous partners with Transport for London

Press release: Nitrous partners with Transport for London The open initiative between Nitrous and Transport for London is designed to reduce congestion, encourage public transport use and promote walking and cycling across the capital.   Six fast-growing UK and international startups, alongside transport industry experts, are participating in a new innovation programme to help keep…

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Saving smart cities

This week: Saving Smart Cities Welcome back to Govsight. Now you might be asking yourself: do Smart City projects need saving? Are Smart Cities in need of a revamp? Turns out they do. Interested? Stay tuned. In other news, we officially launched Thirty3 in September with the Greater London Authority and LOTI (missed the event? Catch up here).…

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The 15-minute city and active transport

This week: Future planning, active transport and the 15-Minute City Welcome back to Govsight. This week we look at the popularisation of the ’15-Minute City’, how communities can help to shape their local transport network and a reminder for transport planners that there still are deep inequalities in active travel. Make sure you follow the…

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Inequality: tackling the divide

This week: Inequality and diversity: Tackling the divide Welcome back to Govsight. This week we’re looking at inequality and diversity in the UK. How has Covid-19 revealed a startling imbalance in our society? What can be done for local government to help solve these inequalities? How should we change public sector procurement to promote diversity?…