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it does Lighting – guiding European cities through the journey to become Smart Cities

Secured by Design member company it does Lighting, the only UK accredited and approved designers for SBD, have been working with The European Commission guiding five Cities through their journey to become Smart Cities.

Smart Cities are cities which best use modern, integrated technology services and infrastructure in energy, transport and ICT to respond to the social and economic needs of society. Traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefit of its inhabitants and businesses with less impact on the environment.

The experience of it does Lighting meant that The European Commission in Brussels engaged the company’s services as a ‘Smart Expert’, part of the Enigma Project guiding five European cities through their journey to become Smart Cities.

Making the Smart Cities user friendly and a pleasant experience for all involved was critical and each had different challenges and requirements to integrate into one beyond-state-of-the-art system.

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Director & Principal Designer of it does Lighting Lorraine Calcott explains: “In today’s ever-changing political climate we all need to behave and work smarter to ensure our cities remain viable places to thrive in. When technology is put to good use city developers can increase safety, improve efficiencies, enhance green/blue infrastructure and provide environmentally effective spaces for all ecology and human receptors.

“Embracing connectivity isn’t always easy but with the right guidance and implementation you really can have a connected city that works for everyone.

“Secured by Design is an integral part of what make a city functional and we are proud to work with this dedicated and professional body who are the cornerstone of a SMART connected city”.

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