Leeds is a vibrant city that was voted as one of the top 10 places in Europe to visit by Lonely Planet. We’re the third largest city in the UK with nearly 800,000 residents and we welcome over 29m visitors annually. Through our Inclusive Growth Strategy, we’re shaping a compassionate city that has a strong economy benefitting everyone, where people and businesses grow, and where inequality and deprivation is reduced. This document outlines our smart city approach to underpin this strategy.
Our mission is to be the ‘best city for digital’ with a specific focus on intelligent use of data, health and wellbeing. Through Leeds City Council’s Smart Leeds programme we will deliver new and innovative services and solutions which improve citizens’ lives, promote Leeds as a city ‘test bed’ where innovation is embraced, and build on existing foundations which have made Leeds a city where people want to invest, visit, live, study and stay.