Smart cities

Smart cities in Europe: The future of the built environment

Published on 14th Jul 2016

The third of a series of white papers on smart cities in collaboration The Lawyer Research. 

How can the built environment become smarter? What are the challenges and obstacles that might prevent this from happening? These are the two core questions this new report sets out to address. To obtain answers we spoke to some of the leading individuals in the smart built environment movement, from innovative technology start-ups and specialist consultancies to global multinational corporates, large real estate investors and government agencies.

The report explores how smart built environments leverage data, new technology and innovative and collaborative thinking to deliver services that benefit citizens. Our interviews highlighted a huge number of obstacles to the built environment becoming smarter. Yet, despite the challenges, our case studies demonstrate that built environments are becoming smarter and an essential shift in mind-set to a smart way of thinking is under way.

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