Sunderland

From 5G connectivity to a National Assistive Technologies Test-Bed, our ambitious and innovative initiatives are forging a new direction to live, work and thrive in our connected, international city.

Already a world leader in digital technologies, our Smart City of Sunderland has prioritised three key themes for a dynamic, healthy and vibrant city to build a sustainable urban ecosystem of the future.

Our smart City Plan connects people to places – a decade of investment into social and digital transformation will accelerate city-wide improvements for generations to come.

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