Looking forward to December’s Birmingham Science City Digital Working Group

Back in September, we held the last meeting of the Birmingham Science City Digital Working Group – my first meeting as chair. We were joined by many enthusiastic representatives of Birmingham and the region’s digital community – entrepreneurs, small businesses, industry interest groups, universities and companies. We had a thought provoking discussion of how the … Continue reading Looking forward to December’s Birmingham Science City Digital Working Group

Can Birmingham break Geoffrey West’s laws of urban scaling?

Birmingham is making some great progress as a Smarter City this year, with announcements such as the City Deal; the launch of the Green Commission; and investments in ultra-fast broadband infrastructure. And the buzz is spreading. I was one of four speakers in the "Smart Cities" session at the recent Base Cities London conference. All … Continue reading Can Birmingham break Geoffrey West’s laws of urban scaling?