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Dr. Stephen Lorimer is the Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer at the Greater London Authority. He is responsible for the Mayor's plans and programmes in smart city technologies and innovation in digital public services. He is the officer responsible for drafting Smarter London Together, the roadmap the Mayor released on Monday 11 June to make London the smartest city in the world. He also manages the work of the Smart London Board to put digital technology and data at the heart of making the capital an even better place to live, work and visit. He formerly was responsible for the Mayor’s policy to support the tech sector in the City Hall economic and business policy team.
In academia, his publications focused on urban transport, housing energy data, and spatial analysis of cities. Before a PhD in data in the built environment at the Bartlett, University College London, he was a practicing urban planner and urban designer at the consultancy Urban Initiatives. His projects included the Mayor of London’s housing design standards, CPD design for Urban Design London, the Aylesbury Estate Masterplan in Southwark, and an urban growth game for the HCA that received the innovation of the year award from Regeneration Magazine.