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?…

How can we make innovation more robust?

This week: Innovation: How can we make it better? Welcome back to Govsight. This week we’re looking at how innovation spend in both the private and public sectors could be harmed in the impending economic downturn, and why we should be thinking differently about it. Make sure you follow the conversation on our Twitter and if you’ve been forwarded…

Active transport post-lockdown

This week: The age of congestion is over. The time of the bike has come. Welcome back to Govsight. First of all, 10 brownie points if you spotted the Lord of the Rings reference. Secondly, let’s get on and talk about active transport because last week has seen some very exciting developments and announcements. Helping us…

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Nitrous launches Govsight

Nitrous launches Govsight What’s happening here? Nitrous is launching Govsight – Pocket-size insights into how technology is disrupting the public sector. Clear, concise and digestible views into CityTech*, CivTech and general political activity. CityTech: (noun) tech-enabled solutions developed alongside the public sector, industry, and citizens that solve localised urban challenges and problems. What’s the purpose?…