Research and analysis

Smart cities: background paper

Considers what smart cities mean, and the opportunities that they present for UK economic growth.


Smart cities: background paper


This document considers the challenges for cities. It also looks at the role which the smart city concept plays, the opportunities for business and the role of government in strengthening UK capability.

This paper contributes to the Information Economy Strategy within the government’s Industrial Strategy. Related research papers include:

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Published 9 October 2013