THE GIOSPRITE BLOG
With leading UK retailers scaling back their high street presence councils are bolstering local marketing activity in order to draw people back into the city centre.
But how do they know when this approach is really delivering?
With both domestic and international tourism on the up, with the potential to make huge contribution to local economies, it’s not surprising that local councils are looking for new and innovative ways to improve the tourist experience.
Faced with severe budget cuts and rising costs to deliver core services, local authorities’ ambitions to invest in smart city technology may seem a distant dream.
Local authorities with smart ambitions should be looking to implement technology that provides communities with easier digital access to request services, source information and manage payments.
How can local councils make sure that access and parking doesn’t overshadow an event and potentially damage a city’s reputation as an enjoyable place to visit?
We've launched an interactive demonstration suite, to help council leaders visualise what a fully integrated, smart city ecosystem could look like!
Last year we met a lot of local authority professionals at the Smart to Future Cities Conference who were just starting out on their smart city journeys, and keen to find out more about Low Power Wide Area Networks, smart applications and capabilities.