Did you know that urban areas:
- Are responsible for 80% of the world’s GDP?
- Will house 70% of the world’s population by 2050?
- Consume 80% of all electricity?
Cities and other urban areas will be the UK’s engines of prosperity for decades to come. But all that growth will bring new challenges with it. Local authorities need to understand the trends that are shaping urban environments today – and then find ways to transform their services, engage their citizens and accelerate economic growth in response.
The future of cities is:
- Empowered by mobile devices.
- Connected by social networks.
- Hosted in the cloud.
- Fuelled by Big Data insights.
What will those trends mean for your local government? How are local authorities across the country responding to these challenges? Where does that transformation begin?
If you feel overwhelmed by some of those challenges, you're not alone. Luckily, there are plenty of local governments right here in the UK who are already doing ground-breaking work with the latest technology – and at Future Decoded you'll have a chance to hear some of their stories.
Join Microsoft UK's Michael Wignall at Future Decoded on 10th November at London Excel to discover how some of the countries leading local governments are adapting to meet the challenges ahead:
Tickets to Future Decoded are free, but space at this event is limited. Register for free now.