City Makers' Forum: Tackling digital poverty
Millions of people in the UK suffer with digital poverty, with no or insufficient quality of internet access, lack of digital skills or unable to afford to get online.
London is embracing smart cities principles as a way of reducing these inequalities and poverty. But with many indicators suggesting that inequalities are widening how is this strategy working? What is London doing to tackle digital poverty today?
In this event, the City Makers Forum will explore these questions in greater depth, with an international look at how have other cities have performed before taking a London-level look at digital inclusion objectives and how the capital’s digital strategy is being delivered.
We'll take a borough's perspective on how investment in digital infrastructure, big data and an approach that enables social innovation is encouraging growth and recovery. We'll then review a first-hand account of how this plays out on the ground, hearing from a charity on the key challenges, particularly what’s working and what’s not, particularly for young people and their future prospects.
This will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A to share broader views and ideas on how London tackles digital poverty and achieves digital inclusion.
Tue 21 Sept 4 to 5pm
Hannah Gibbs, Head of Knowledge, Future of London (chair)
Dr Daniel Miles, Director - Urban Solutions, Hatch
Heather Yedigaroff, Head of Strategy and Operations, DG Cities
This event is free to attend thanks to support from Hatch. Places are limited and registration is essential.
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