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.
News and Insights
A smarter future for a connected north
The much-anticipated Connected North event in Manchester on 17-18 April 2023, brought together over 1,500 of the North’s connectivity leaders to debate, discuss and discover solutions to connect […]
The future of self-driving technology
Hailing the 5G CAL pilot as a “pioneering example of the wealth of benefits offered by self-driving tech in logistics”, a recent feature in Robotics & Innovation Magazine […]
Huge expansion of free public Wi-Fi in Sunderland
Residents and visitors to the city can enjoy free, superfast and reliable Wi-Fi in many more outdoor places, thanks to Sunderland City Council and BAI Communications’ free public […]
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.