Tech in the town

This report by the UK think tank Social Market Foundation explores the role that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies can play in improving the UK’s urban areas and local public services.

This is the third in a series of SMF reports on 4IR, following our 2018 reports on the use of 4IR in the home and the workplace. Many communities find themselves in a challenging set of circumstances in 21st century Britain. While local government finances remain under strain after years of fiscal austerity, local authorities are under significant pressure to address a wide range of issues. This includes air pollution, light pollution, congestion, waste and other local-level environmental issues.

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