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Some of United Kingdom’s leading experts and organisations on Smart City development are contributing ideas for Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) – the nation’s largest urban redevelopment project. This is part of a new Smart City report…

Some of United Kingdom’s leading experts and organisations on Smart City development are contributing ideas for Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) – the nation’s largest urban redevelopment project.

This is part of a new Smart City report made from hundreds of experts across six different domains through a series of 37 workshops.

This is done under the aegis of Hypercat, a consortium and standard driving secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) for Industry and cities.

An OPDC official said this has helped tap into the expertise of a huge number of Smart City experts in a very short space of time.

By developing a Smart Strategy through embed technology, innovation and smart approaches towards developing plan, design, build, and finance, OPDC aims to succeed in the UK’s largest regeneration project. This will further bolster London’s competitive position in the global economy.

The OPDC was originally launched in April 2015 to drive forward innovation for the site, with the aim of eventually delivering 25,500 homes and 65,000 jobs alongside the construction of High Speed 2 line from London Euston to Birmingham and Crossrail Station.

In addition, the area would become a ‘sustainable neighbourhood’, embracing various ‘smart’ technologies with support from Hypercat, in order to enhance economic growth and quality of life for residents.

Top recommendations include using technology to reduce waste generation, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve air quality and intelligently manage clean energy networks. In order to stay integrated and connected, the project should use public buildings efficiently and integrate management of transport network capacity.

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