The world is urbanising, fast. By 2030, the urban population of developing countries will double, while the area covered by cities will triple. While there is an increasing need for cities to be more liveable and prosperous, advances in technology are still largely untapped. Now is the time for breakthrough solutions that make cities work better for their people.
Launching in 2017, CityConnect is our open innovation program to co-create solutions to urban challenges. CityConnect will enable great ideas to come to life through collaboration between corporates, government and entrepreneurs.
To find out more, contact the CityConnect team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johanna Pitman is the Program Director for CityConnect. Prior to BlueChilli, Johanna was the Deputy CEO for the Committee for Sydney, an independent think-tank advocating for global best practice in city-making. Johanna brings a deep understanding of urban issues and economic development, through senior roles in Federal and State agencies, and the UK Government’s overseas trade network. Johanna is passionate about connecting the right players to create smart cities that are connected, prosperous and liveable for all.