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Week 6: Smart leadership and strategy


In the following video, Lorraine leads you through the critical factors of leadership, partnerships, strategy and standards. With multiple smart city innovations and projects, who is to lead, and on what basis? And which approaches best support innovation and enterprise?

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For your smart cities project this week you will learn how to prototype your ideas, drawing on the notes you’ve been drafting in the Smart Cities Project Ideas Template.

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • explain the role of public-private-people partnerships in smart cities
  • discuss the importance of leadership in developing smart city programmes
  • identify some different approaches to developing smart city strategies.