Buchanan Street and the Riverside Museum will be the first locations to host eye-catching hubs where you can drop in to find out how technology could improve your daily life.
You can get hands on with technology at the hubs:-
- View films which show why data isn’t as daunting as it sounds!
- Check out Glasgow’s new walking app and re-discover your own city.
- Learn how new intelligent street lights will shine brighter as you approach and monitor noise and air pollution to help us breathe easy and stay safe.
- Get a behind-the-scenes peak at Glasgow’s world class city operations centre.
- Find out what the heck a hackathon is and create a personal Glasgow dashboard for your mobile phone or tablet.
- Share your local knowledge to map interesting places, facilities and services in your community.
- Teams will be available in the hubs to explain Future City Glasgow – a programme making the city a world leader in innovation.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Future City Glasgow, urged everyone to visit the hubs.
He said: “These interactive exhibitions are exciting ways for people to explore the Future City Glasgow projects and find out what they mean for their families or businesses.
“The word ‘data’ can sound daunting but people access it every day – possibly without realising it and the hubs will explain the opportunities offered by greater sharing and smarter use of data.”
Glasgow won £24million from the Technology Strategy Board the UK Government’s innovation agency to demonstrate how technology can make life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable.
It beat 29 other UK cities to win the funding and since then a team of specialists has been working to turn innovative concepts into reality.
Two hubs will open from Sep 26th at Buchanan Street (by the Donald Dewar statue) until Oct 18th and at the Riverside Museum until Oct 4th.
They will be followed by pop up hubs in Pollok Civic Realm, Cowglen Road (Oct 14th – 17th); at the Bridge, Easterhouse, (Oct 6th – 8th) and in the Mitchell Library (Oct 9th – 11th).
View a sneak preview of the Day in the Life of a Future City film.