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      City Verve Internet of Things Demonstrator: City Verve Commissions: Manchester’s Plinth

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017) (EVA)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
      11 – 13 July 2017
      City Verve, Internet of Things, Urban, Public realm, Culture, Art, Heritage, Design, Curation


            This paper discusses the development and progress within the multi-partner £10M CityVerve Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrator project currently underway in Manchester, UK, focussing on innovative public realm Installations that marry together design, virtual technology, contemporary art and heritage. CityVerve IoT city demonstrator is based around the large-scale deployment of IoT technologies creating a ‘Healthy City Region’, building on the ground-breaking work achieved through the Devolution Manchester agreement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and HM Government. A range of use cases have been identified with partners across four key themes: health and social care; energy and environment; transport; culture, public realm and community. The project will pioneer the deployment of a range of existing and newly developed IoT technologies across these use cases in an integrated way to derive place based impacts and benefits. This approach will demonstrate and evidence benefits to citizens through environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and the more efficient and effective delivery of services. The demonstrator will provide the ability to create new services and operating models through the interoperability between these four themes, establishing an IoT Centre of Excellence for the UK.


            Author and article information

            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 264-270
            [0001]Manchester School of Architecture

            Manchester Metropolitan University

            Chatham Building

            Cavendish Street

            Manchester M15 6BR

            © Jefferies et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2017, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017)
            London, UK
            11 – 13 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVA2017.55
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Curation,Heritage,City Verve,Art,Urban,Design,Public realm,Culture,Internet of Things

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