Smart Cities

Canary Wharf Advances Smart Cities Accelerator Initiative

London’s iconic Canary Wharf, and Docklands business district, is taking a progressive step towards “smart city” status as two streams of its pioneering Cognicity Challenge enter the short-listing phase. The Cognicity Challenge is the starting point for the Cognicity initiative, which aims to encourage participating companies to respond to the current and future elements of Canary Wharf residents' and workers’ interaction with the district’s built environment. The hope is that the innovation triggered by Cognicity will improve efficiency and reduce costs for people living and working in the area, while simultaneously personalising and improving the quality of their Canary Wharf experience. The scheme was launched on the 21st of October 2014 to transform Canary Wharf with smart city technologies, focusing on interoperability, across six key sectors including: sustainable buildings, integrated transportation, integrated resource management, automated building management, connected home, visual design & construction. “The concept of interoperability is key to creating a true smart city”, […]

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