Smarter London Exhibition

09 October 2014 – 18 December 2014
NLA, London


Smarter London: How digital technologies are shaping the city

We live in the Age of Digital Information. Every part of our city – our buildings, services, transport and movement – can be recorded, designed, controlled or monitored using computer technology. Individually these pieces of information are smart – we can manage building energy systems, traffic lights and the movement of buses. The spread of new technologies and the coordination of all this data has the potential to make cities even smarter.

‘Smarter London’ explores how data, technology and analytics are changing the way we design, build and manage the city. This NLA exhibition uncovers a host of exciting smart projects taking place in London and examines the role of data in the development of a single building to large-scale city-wide infrastructure projects such as Crossrail, as well as the new role that gaming plays in community consultation projects.

Visitors can explore a virtual London from an entirely new perspective using the Pigeon Sim – where the use of gestures allow you to swoop and soar high over the city. 

This exhibition is the result of a six month NLA Insight Study carried out with research partners at CASA (The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis), UCL. The full Insight Study will be available to download here from 9 October.

The exhibition has been curated by NLA and takes place at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT.