Smart Sustainable Cities

Jane McLaughlin and Ed Synnott delivered the Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, bringing together city experts from across Europe and the UK.

The most recent workshops were held in Madrid: Transforming mobility in the low carbon city, and Manchester: Delivering the energy transition. City experts from across the UK and EU came together in Madrid for ‘Transforming Mobility in the Low Carbon City’. Here’s an insight into how we shared ideas and best practice as part of this UK FCO initiative.

Following on from the initial workshops held in Bristol and London (we worked with a consortium of partners for these two workshops.) The aim of the initiative is to exchange knowledge and build an ongoing knowledge exchange base for UK and EU city representatives for best and leading edge practice in smart sustainable cities.

We designed and delivered the strategic, communications and tour-based elements for the workshop tours including the business and city engagement strategy, agendas, brand, logo, website, and securing high-profile speakers and tour locations.

We created an online outward facing portal for the initiative (www.smartsustainablecities.uk) that hosts participant city case studies, a #slack channel for ongoing communication and file sharing, and a LinkedIn Group for ongoing discussions and networking. We raised the profile of the initiative with an intense, yet purely organic, Twitter campaign.

Our work:

Strategic delivery partner
Programme design and development
Agile delivery
Communications strategy and implementation
Website design and build
Social media strategy

Visit: Smart Sustainable Cities

“Not only were you able to pull together an outstanding programme at short notice but your engagement with cities in the UK and across Europe enabled us to secure the participation of key cities and companies, making the workshops a resounding success.”

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office