Professor Ricky Burdett joins Mayor of London’s Smart London board

28 February 2013

LSE Cities’ Director, Professor Ricky Burdett, has joined the Mayor of London’s ‘Smart London’ board, comprised of experts including leading academics, businesses and entrepreneurs.

The board will look at how the capital can best use technology and data to ensure it remains one of the world’s most efficient and liveable cities. They will help to address the capital’s core challenges such as population growth, congestion, ageing infrastructure and reduced energy use.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London has been at the forefront of technological wizardry for generations, but in a rapidly changing world we will need to work harder than ever to stay ahead of the game. We must harness the huge potential that new technology offers us and by drawing on the expertise of some of the brightest minds around we can make our great city an even smarter one too. I’m delighted to welcome on board a fantastic line up of experts to help spur the kind of innovation and entrepreneurship that will secure London’s future as the best big city on earth.”

For more information about Smart London, and details of the board members, visit the Mayor of London website.