Through the implementation of our Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy, the Southern Region has an ambition to be one of Europe’s most Creative and Innovative, Liveable and Greenest Regions. To achieve this ambition, we recognise the role played by all areas, both urban and rural. This is strongly reflected in our ambition to become a Smart Southern Region (SSR). The Smart Southern Region focuses on people and place rather than technology and seeks collaborations across all sectors to harness digital and data to create vibrant, sustainable and liveable communities. The Smart Southern Region redefines smart to grow beyond Smart Cities and extend such initiatives to towns, villages and rural areas. It recognises that innovation and “smart” can also emanate from rural areas and the entrepreneurialism of community.
Join us online on 18th January for the Smart Southern Region Launch.
Hear about our ambition, recommendations from experts and learn about our next steps and the role you can play.