New reports: UK and Dutch smart-eco cities 2016

By Editor on 5th October 2016

Two new reports investigate ‘smart-eco’ policy trends in the UK and the Netherlands, including case studies of 10 UK cities and four Dutch ones.

The concept of the ‘smart-eco’ city reflects what is often a large overlap between the newer ‘smart’ agenda (usually focusing on areas such as ICT, urban infrastructure and governance) and the existing sustainability agenda (covering areas such as energy, waste management and mobility as well as economic development).

The reports have been produced as part of the SMART-ECO research programme which looks at urban initiatives across Europe and China, and of which the University of Westminster’s Eco-Cities Initiative is a member.