Newcastle Smart City Strategy Stakeholder Engagement - Winner of the Smart Cities Strategy Award 2018

Newcastle Smart City Strategy Stakeholder Engagement

Newcastle City Council

Winner of the Smart Cities Strategy Award 2018

We enjoyed working with David Lock Associates and JOC Consulting to deliver the stakeholder engagement to develop a Strategic Plan for Newcastle as a smart and innovative city.

Newcastle is undergoing transition from a primarily industrial base to diversified economic foundations, and is experiencing major urban renewal including light rail and population growth. The Newcastle Smart City initiative is primarily concerned with the transition of Newcastle in ways that maximise opportunities from the smart economy. The overarching aim relates to improving the liveability, sustainability and economic diversity of the City.

Engagement activities included a smart cities expert reference panel, thematic ecosystem focus groups with representative organisations from key sectors, a public panel event with industry leaders and a tech/digital meetup with industry representatives and emerging innovators.

The Newcastle Smart City Strategy was awarded the Smart Cities Strategy Award 2018. Read more about the strategy here.