Smart places – how universities are shaping a new wave of smart cities
The report is about how universities can help solve the challenges faced by cities and towns. In doing so, it puts people first and technology second. It is written for university leaders, city leaders and officials looking to form stronger partnerships with their universities. Examples are given of universities working with city hall in eight cities across Europe: Bucharest (Romania), Darmstadt (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Lille (France), Milan (Italy), Nottingham (UK), Warsaw (Poland) and Zaragoza (Spain). Each city has different needs and opportunities, and each has a different history of partnership working between universities and city hall.