The City of London has remained an international trading centre for centuries and is one of the most successful cities in history. To maintain its status as a world leader in adaptability and innovation, the City of London Corporation (CoL) is developing a Future City Initiative to celebrate its global competitive standing and drive economic growth.

The City will embrace new technologies, focussing on smart-enablement, resilience and collaborative innovation, to create a city that is competitive, open, interconnected and intelligent. It will feature excellent connectivity using the latest communications technology and transport links, with significant capacity for growth due to its high quality, flexible buildings and infrastructure, with a distinctive character derived from its diverse mix of buildings, uses, streets, spaces and its outstanding heritage and culture.
The City Centre (TCC), in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Brookfield Property Partners, are undertaking a three-part ideas competition, exhibition and a related series of events including panel discussions and hackathons entitled ‘A Smarter City’ to realise this vision.
As part of the ‘A Smarter City’ programme we are inviting submissions to a new ideas competition to provide a series of innovative solutions to some key problems across the theme of ‘Smart Cities’. The shortlisted entries will form part of an exhibition from 28 April - 16 December 2017.
The second part of the ‘A Smarter City’ competition focusses on ‘Smart Buildings' in which the organisers search for new ideas on building automation, activation and use of space, sustainability and intelligent architecture.
The shortlisted entries will form the basis of an exhibition at The City Centre and accompanying events programme which will run from 28 April – 16 December 2017.
The Smart Buildings Ideas Competition is open for entries from 4 May – 19 June 2017.
The shortlisted ideas will be notified on 29 June 2017.
The exhibition of the entries will open on 7 July and close on 9 September.
If you have any queries, please contact Faith Clark on 0207 6008 362 or via