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Smart places

This collection seeks to generalise ‘smart city’ principles and experiences to ‘places’, namely rural and semi-urban, as well as urban areas. It looks at the value that can be brought to people, communities and places by new connected technologies through local, integrated public services.

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Grounded in a series of seven Socitm Inform guides, this collection brings together resources that have a bearing on the evolution and development of smart places. In particular, it looks at the role of local government and ‘digital leaders’ in facilitating and sustaining smart ecosystems in places that are more engaging and that better serve the people, communities and businesses that inhabit them.

A series of new guides looking at the opportunities to align post-pandemic recovery with smart places that respect the needs of people, places and the natural world that sustains them.