My home city is making good progress with increasing free public wifi coverage, UAV building surveys, real-time public transit information, an Open Data policy and a fully-responsive website with transactional forms to report problems and make requests.
A big problem in this period of austerity though is budget. We're having to make hundreds of millions of pounds in savings. Much as we'd love to, we can't just pepper the city in sensors — we need to be "smarter" in our approach.
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- The City of Edinburgh Council
- Edinburgh | Smart Cities