Scotland’s 8th City – the Smart City
Scotland’s 8th City – the Smart City is a Strategic Intervention within Scotland’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Programme 2014-20. This ambitious programme involves all Scottish cities working together to expand their Smart City capabilities and deliver priorities through innovation, integration of service delivery, and improved community engagement.
Data and Technology are core elements of the 8th City programme and are key for delivering Smart City operations. The 8th City vision is to enable cities to become more attractive, liveable and resilient through the use of data and digital technology and the services that residents and businesses alike can access.
The 8th City programme includes projects with a focus on data, Smart infrastructure, Smart communities, and Smart services, including:
- Public Safety
In planning and developing 8th City projects, the aim is to support innovative services and to open up data sets for innovation. European Union principles of social inclusion, equal opportunities and environmental sustainability are also incorporated within the 8th City programme.
As the city lead for the Alliance’s ‘Sustainable and Smart’ work theme, Glasgow is also lead partner for the 8th City programme, engaging with all the other Scottish cities in a wide-ranging process of collaboration and co-production.
Read more about the 8th City Programme via our update reports:-