Digital City Exchange

Funded period: 09/11 – 9/16
Grant value: £5,930,480
Lead institution: Imperial College London
PI: David Gann

The potential of digital technologies to improve the performance of cities in areas such as water, energy, transport and waste management is enormous. Digital City Exchange, an ambitious 5-year project established with £5.9 million of joint funding from ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC and MRC, will help cities function more effectively through integrated, cross-sectoral information sharing.

Using a range of cutting-edge data collection and modeling tools, the researchers aim to promote knowledge sharing and integration between public utilities and other organisations. The project outputs will provide local businesses, urban planners and other stakeholders with tools to develop technologically advanced ‘smart’ systems in their cities, in the process reducing inefficiencies such as traffic congestion or power cuts.

Besides disseminating the outputs through publications, workshops and public events, the project investigators will also be working closely with industry stakeholders to ensure the findings are translated into tangible improvements in urban management.

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