welcome to our smart city of Sunderland
Sunderland is a city where we feel proud, passionate and inspired. We value our people and our people value their city.
Sunderland’s smart city vision is one of an engaged collective of people, places and opportunities. Opportunities to live, learn and earn – to grow as individuals and as successful businesses
A city of potential underpinned by our ambitious City Plan, Sunderland is a dynamic, healthy and vibrant place to live, work, play and invest. You can explore what these core themes represent whilst discovering our smart city successes and future plans as you navigate our case studies, news and knowledge centre.
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By the year 2050, it is projected that 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. With over two-thirds of global residents relying on the evolution […]
Government backs self-driving shuttles rollout in Sunderland
Self-driving, zero emission HGVs awarded funding from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Connected and Automated Mobility programme. The world’s first full-sized, self-driving bus service is among […]
5G IoT accelerator propels 10 startups to success in Sunderland
10 companies have been awarded a total of up to £100k Up to half of cohort in the process of laying down roots in Sunderland The 10 startups […]
Our Dynamic City of Sunderland
Forging a new direction to live, work and thrive; our connected, international city is ripe with opportunities for all.
Our Healthy City of Sunderland
Building a healthy, happy city is an inspirational journey – continuing health improvements and expanding community resources for a physical and socially rewarding experience.
Our Vibrant City of Sunderland
With a vibrant cultural offer, diverse population and successful business landscape, Sunderland offers economic sustainability within world-class surroundings.
Our smart City Plan connects people to places – a decade of social and digital transformation will accelerate city-wide improvements for generations to come.