Healthy places through urban transport

Transport is both a problem and a solution for some of society’s biggest challenges including climate change, rising chronic diseases and growing healthcare expenditure. It was implicated in 3.7 million deaths from ambient air pollution in 2012 and annually results in 1.3 million deaths from road crashes.(1,2) Transportation infrastructure is also a major contributor to … Continue reading “Healthy places through urban transport”

Future Cities mission highlights common themes in US success stories

Find out about the key learning points from the Future Cities Mission to three US cities The key learning points from the recent Future Cities Mission to the United States features on the Innovate UK website. The report by Richard Miller and myself looks at the key learning points from the mission to Chicago, San … Continue reading “Future Cities mission highlights common themes in US success stories”

New USA Smart Cities initiatives to tackle city challenges

In case you haven’t seen it, the White House has announced a number of big initiatives backed by Government funding to accelerate Smart City technologies and collaborative working. The announcement says that the programme will include: ‘More than $35 million in new grants and over $10 million in proposed investments to build a research infrastructure … Continue reading “New USA Smart Cities initiatives to tackle city challenges”