Auckland has a vision to be the world's most liveable city. A smart city with smart citizens and smart infrastructure will ensure that the vision becomes a reality. The Smart Vision for Auckland webinar series brings you international and local speakers who are experts in their fields to trigger the thinking that will lead to the development and construction of a smart Auckland. Dr Ellie Cosgrave looks at how governments can invest better by working with communities and businesses to get positive outcomes from Information and Communications Technology in their cities.
Dr Ellie Cosgrave
Research Associate, Liveable Cities Programme
Dr Ellie Cosgrave is a Research Associate at UCL STEaPP. Her research for the City Leadership Initiative investigates how digital technology and the information economy challenge governance systems and structures in cities.
Her work explores transformative approaches to policy making and governance of cities. Ellie undertook her Engineering Doctorate at the University of Bristol, sponsored by the Smart Cities team at Arup. Whilst at Arup she worked with London, Bristol, and Birmingham on their strategic planning around smart technology, as well as UK government and the C40 cities network. Her thesis investigated the policy and governance implications of th eSmart City agenda and devised a practical framework for local authorities attempting to invest in this area.