Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Future Cities Demonstrator Competition - Glasgow City Management system
The Future Cities Demonstrator competition, managed and funded by the government's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, saw Glasgow secure the major funding in an open competition against 30 other UK cities.
This large-scale, city-wide, demonstrator will show what can be achieved by innovative use of today's technology. The results from Glasgow's demonstrator will be made available to innovative UK businesses and will provide valuable learning to enable them to test and develop integrated new urban solutions and technologies that can be sold around the world.
At its simplest, the project will allow Glasgow to develop a one-stop shop City Dashboard which will help monitor city systems from traffic lights and CCTV to air quality monitoring and street lighting faults and services like hospital waiting times and journey planning.
Some examples of the applications for Glasgow of the new demonstrator:-
On journey planning, it will allow Glaswegians get a real time view of where what is happening with traffic levels on roads, as well as, checking if buses and trains are on time. This information will allow the public to plan journeys across Glasgow as they are about to embark on one.
Monitoring of energy levels across the city, including the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, which will allow the city to store energy when demand is low and then use it during times when it is higher. This has the potential to cut people's fuel bills and help the city in its fight against fuel poverty and give Glaswegians access to affordable warmth.
Monitoring footfall and retail demand to see which parts of Glasgow are doing well and also which areas need more support from the city. It will also allow the public to plan a shopping outing by judging where is busiest or quietest in the city.
Via a smartphone app, Glaswegians will be able to report issues like pot holes or missing bin collections and monitor their resolution.
Faster identification of traffic incidents by better integration of CCTV and traffic management.
Improved crime prevention and detection of crime as well as, helping to reduce anti-social behaviour incidents through the improved use of camera technology and the integration of data.
Potential to give residents real-time information on waiting lists in hospitals around the city.
European Green Capital Bid 2015
Glasgow's bid for the European Green Capital 2015 is now submitted. For further information visit the website or follow us on twitter @greenglasgow
Sustainable Glasgow is investigating a range of options towards the establishment of an Energy Services Company (ESCo) for the city.
Glasgow City Heat Map
Scottish Government have agreed to support Sustainable Glasgow in the development of a city heat map. This process is now underway and will support the work of the Step-Up project.
Glasgow has an increasingly significant number of district heating projects under development, involving the public, private and not for profit sector; with each of these concentrated on localised issues.
The Step-up project is a partnership between Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde University and Scottish Power. The project has now launched and will be active across the city for the next 2 years. Final project output will be a comprehensive energy action plan at the city level. Further information can be obtained at the Step-up Smart Cities website.