The University of Wolverhampton has joined forces with The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and many other key stakeholders to establish the Black Country Smart City Network.
The Network will be supported by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and the University of Wolverhampton who will undertake the organisation of meetings and provide a venue.
Definition of Smart City
The Black Country Smart City Network recognises that digital technology and data lie at the heart of a Smart City and that their full utilisation can benefit the economy, people and the environment.
A full Smart City provides a long term, sustainable vision of a healthy, prosperous and inclusive city with a quality urban environment and range of services which make them attractive places to live, work, visit and invest. In essence a ‘Smart City’ is a ‘Sustainable City’ which utilises digital technology and data to its maximum potential.
The role of the Black Country Smart City Network is to:
The membership of the Black Country Smart City Network shall include individuals and organisations who are interested in discussion, cooperation, joint working and promotion of the Smart City agenda in the Black Country and wider area.
While the focus of the Network is the Black Country (the area covered by the metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton), membership and activities of the Network shall embrace the wider West Midlands Combined Authority and regional areas where considered relevant.
If you would like to join us please contact Ric Bravery at the City of Wolverhampton Council on 01902 552177.