Technological Transformation Enabling the Future of London Smart City
倫敦的總面積不滿英國面積的0.5％，不過，倫敦佔英國的經濟生產的10％以上。該市復雜的基礎運營結構對此起了補充作用。 因此，要製定一個全面的風險與回報觀點的合理策略，就需要進行嚴格的分析，儘管可以改善或應對特定挑戰，但可能會對另一個領域產生負面影響。 此外，英國脫歐和 COVID-19 的影響也成為該市的絆腳石，除了推動其人口行為轉變外，還增加了其經濟挑戰。
Future Growth Potential Through Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric (C.A.S.E.) Strategy Driving Growth Opportunities
Rapid urbanization, private vehicle density, outdated infrastructure, and transportation-related emissions are increasingly stressing the urban mobility ecosystem. Cities globally are responding to these changes by developing a more sustainable, seamless, and integrated transportation system. Additionally, cities are focusing on building the necessary regulatory and infrastructure frameworks to support smart mobility systems. Other smart city focus areas revolve around the theme of driving future employment opportunities, developing equitable communities, and offering a high standard of living through efficient digital and connected services. Smart city initiatives can be measured under several channels, like new mobility solutions, autonomous readiness, digitization, sustainability, logistics performance, policy and regulatory frameworks, and transportation landscape and vision.
The geographical scope of this study focuses on London as a smart city. This study aims to analyze the the city's current state, key challenges facing it, and the government's strategy and measures to overcome these challenges and create a sustainable environment for driving future economic growth.
London currently faces several challenges, and as one of the globally recognized key economic hubs, its city center faces risks that policymakers are trying to overcome on priority.
The city's challenges are also distributed, ranging from residents population growth to tourist population expansion.
London's total land area is less than 0.5% of the UK's size, but the city contributes to over 10% of the country's economic output. This is complemented by the city's complex underlying operational fabric. Hence, developing a sound strategy with a holistic view of risks vs returns needs critical analysis-while it improves or addresses a particular challenge, it may negatively impact another area. Additionally, the effects of Brexit and COVID-19 are also becoming stumbling blocks for the city, adding to its economic challenges besides driving behavioral shifts amongst its population.
This concise profile of London highlights key growth metrics, the city's current state, COVID-19's impact on city mobility, the city's digital economy, initiatives toward smart city mobility and EV strategy, and the focus on sustainable mobility through the enhancement of public transit systems and infrastructure.
The city and its authorities are actively addressing need-of-the-hour challenges while focusing on longer-term sustainable goals following the Mayor's vision. The city is also embracing the dynamic mobility services changes with the emergence of connected, shared, autonomous, and electric mobility approaches. It actively invests in digital infrastructure while creating an environment of collaboration with other leading cities, industry consortiums, and financial investors.