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We’re creating an inclusive smart city by encouraging innovation, harnessing technology and building partnerships.

A Smart City

What is a Smart City?

We’re developing a smart city programme that will make Westminster an even better place to live, work and visit and we need your help to shape it.

For us, a smart city is a city that works for its residents, its businesses and its visitors. It’s a city that opens up opportunities, and empowers all its people to take advantage of them. 

Whether you’re in Westminster as a resident, business owner, employee or visitor, we want to know what matters to you. Get involved today and help us create a smart city.

A Smart City

We believe a smart city is one that works for its residents, businesses and visitors. Watch this video that highlights how we are working towards a Smart City.

Find how your City will work smarter for you

What are we going to focus on?

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Extraordinary experiences

For residents engaging with the council, employees heading to the office, or tourists exploring the city, we’ll use technology to make that experience extraordinary.

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Clean tech city

Our future will be cleaner and greener. New technology will drive the changes we need to see – from improving air quality to achieving our net zero carbon targets. 


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Empowering people

We’re putting people at the heart of everything we do. We’ll support digital inclusion to improve our people’s skills and access so they can make the most of every opportunity and shape the city’s future.

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Driving innovation

We want our city, businesses and communities to thrive, we’re championing creativity from all sectors. With our partners, we’ll promote growth, build resilience in our businesses and foster new opportunities.  

Working together for a Smart City

We are at the start of an exciting journey. Our Smart City initiative will eventually touch on every aspect of council activity. There will be many ways you can get involved, for now here are some ideas to get you started, you can join in by:

Improving air quality at schools

Westminster City Council has installed air quality sensors at four primary schools – Edward Wilson, Wilberforce, St Josephs and St Saviours. The sensors installed raise awareness of air quality and encourage sustainable travel. To mark Clean Air Day, four primary schools in Westminster have a near real-time air quality data portal launched in partnership with EarthSense. By being able to see the levels of air pollution, parents, carers, pupils and members of staff will be encouraged to choose more sustainable methods of travel such as walking, cycling or scooters. This project is an example of our smart approach of utilising technology to engage our citizens and empower our communities to drive change.

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