Low Carbon Oxford

Launched in 2010, Low Carbon Oxford (LCO) is a pioneering city-wide programme of collaboration between private, public and non-profit organisations with the aim of ensuring Oxford’s future as a sustainable and low carbon city. Oxford City Council took the lead on setting up and funding the Low Carbon Oxford initiative in order to make progress … Continue reading “Low Carbon Oxford”

Digital Working Groups – Call for interest

Smart Oxford, in affiliation with Digital Oxford and the Digital Catapult, is making an open invitation for membership of Oxford-based Interest Groups in the following areas: Smart City Technologies This group will work with the Technology Working Group of the Smart Oxford initiative, to help provide ideas, input, and expertise to the Smart Oxford programme. … Continue reading “Digital Working Groups – Call for interest”

The Internet of Smart Things: using mobile phones as low-cost sensors

By: University of Oxford Research at Oxford is demonstrating how cheap smartphones can be turned into low-cost sensors in a wide range of contexts. Smartphones have reduced dramatically in price and can now cost as little as ten pounds. But they are effectively sophisticated computers with a range of high-tech features that make them highly … Continue reading “The Internet of Smart Things: using mobile phones as low-cost sensors”

Join the Oxford Flood Network Pilot

By: Ben Ward, Oxford Flood Network At Oxford Flood Network we’re building a citizen sensing project to collect detailed information on river levels around Oxford. If you live in Oxford city, around the Thames, Cherwell, Oxford Canal or one of the many streams and think you’d like to host an Oxford Flood Network sensor and … Continue reading “Join the Oxford Flood Network Pilot”

Event: environmental challenges and digital technology: exploring opportunities for collaboration in Oxfordshire

15 June 2015, West Wing, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP A collaborative discussion day for researchers, business, and public sector, hosted by the Environmental Change Institute‘s Agile Ox programme, focussing on environmental problems and digital solutions. Developments in affordable sensors, the Internet of Things, and accompanying step-change in potentials for data … Continue reading “Event: environmental challenges and digital technology: exploring opportunities for collaboration in Oxfordshire”

Cycle BOOM: helping shape cities to accommodate older cycling needs

By: Tim Jones, Oxford Brookes University The cycle BOOM study is using a wide range of approaches and data to produce a rich and integrated understanding of older people’s cycling. Particular attention is being given to the physical, social and technological circumstances in which older cycling is situated and the significance of cycling for older … Continue reading “Cycle BOOM: helping shape cities to accommodate older cycling needs”

If technology is the answer to Smart Cities, what is the question?

By: Adam Leach, Nominet Earlier this week I attended the 4th annual Smart to Future Cities event in London. I was attracted to the conference by the mix of attendees, and the fact that the majority of speakers were city authorities and councils and not technology vendors pushing their products (although technology or more precisely … Continue reading “If technology is the answer to Smart Cities, what is the question?”