9th December, 2010
The word about Creative Bath is spreading.
As part of a piece entitled 'Brave New World' about how European cities are turning smart visions into reality, Bath is mentioned alongside eight of its European neighbours, including Amsterdam, Stockholm, Malaga, Birmingham and Southampton.
The piece examines what some of our most forward-thinking cities are doing to stay ahead of the curve and create a 'smarter city'.
Our very own John Betty, strategic director for development and economy, Bath and North-East Somerset council, had this to say:
"Bath is getting smart. We claim the second most dense collection of silicon businesses outside California and there are 1,000 members of Creative Bath, an initiative to join up all the creative people here. The city needs to believe its own persona: our idea of smartness is a place that has excellent quality of life – we have a great lifestyle. Our aim now is to encourage the government to stick with their infrastructure promises."
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- Emma Chappel
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