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.
What are we going to focus on?
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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