Articles by Eddie Copeland

About Eddie Copeland

Eddie Copeland is Director of Government Innovation at Nesta and a member of the Smart London Board.

Technology Can Do Much More than Optimize Cities

To a very real extent, city governments are held back by the fact they can’t go out of business. It’s fundamentally harder – in any sector – to reinvent an organisation than it is to create a new one. That’s especially so when the organisation is as complex as a city government with 900+ lines of business, and where the stakes of failing are so consequential. Policymakers and the wider innovation community cannot shirk the question of transition.

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