Steve Turner

Steve Turner

Associate Digital, Arup

He is part of Arup Digital, a multidisciplinary design team that works collaboratively with clients to develop and incorporate transformative digital technology for cities, spaces, infrastructure and organisations. He is currently undertaking a review of 20 global smart city strategies whilst at the same time supporting a number UK cities, including Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield on defining their digital visions and strategies. He is also undertaking work for the UK Government for the development of a £50m 5G city demonstrator and undertaking a range of collaborative UK-China projects identifying and developing smart city synergies. Before he joined Arup he was Head of Future Cities at Manchester City Council where he developed and led a collaborative approach with public, private and academic partners securing funding worth over £25m. This included establishing two of the city’s flagship smart city projects - Triangulum – the city’s EU Lighthouse project and CityVerve the UK city demonstrator for IoT. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

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