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Connected and increasingly smart towns and cities offer huge promise in terms of sustainability, liveability, wellbeing, efficiency and making our urban environments even better places to live, work and learn.

However, are there too many barriers for these places to be truly connected and deliver on this promise?

Only a few months ago Uber had its license revoked by TfL on the grounds of "public safety and security implications”. This is a major chink in a modern urban environment’s digital armour. The question bodes whether there are too many barriers for metropoles to be truly connected. Set this in the context of Brexit during which we’re likely to experience a skills shortage and an enormous shift in the tectonic plates of trade, innovation and sustainability drivers.

Without a doubt the evolution of tech, big data, sensors and standards will continue to surge ahead and no doubt sustainability, liveability, health & wellbeing, design, material, energy efficiency and sustainable supply chains will remain high on the agenda. However, speed of progress could very well be hindered.

How do we maintain momentum for the connected cities agenda? How do we accelerate the speed of progress in an adverse climate with a number of socio political problems?

Join us for an afternoon of debate and networking at Footprint Forum in association with BRE in what is the first in a series of exciting events born from a new and exciting partnership!

Speakers & Panelists:

Paul Beckett – Policy & Performance Director, City of London

Dr Martin Ganley – Director Centre for Smart Homes & Buildings, BRE

Martin Gettings – Group Head of Sustainability, Canary Wharf Group plc

Dr David Greenfield – Strategic Advisor on Circular Economy, Resource & Waste Management, SOENECS

Owen Hale-Heighway - Assistant Director, Smart Cities and Government Affairs, Gaist Solutions Limited

Gillian Hobbs – Director of Resource Efficiency, BRE

Anthony Oliver – Editorial Consultant & Journalist, Infrastructure

Giles Perkins – Technical Director, Future Mobility, WSP

Moderator: John Twitchen

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