Ever keen to broaden our horizons beyond the traditional parking industry exhibition our intrepid duo Smart Parking's Associate Director of Technology EMEA, Stephen Morgan and Contract Manager, Rob Weaver attended and exhibited at Smart to Future Cities 2017 in London, on 17/18 May. Here are Rob’s reflections:
Held at the prestigious Dubai Mall Hotel, Smart Parking recently attended the Middle East Parking Summit.
If you can’t remember the last time you read a book, don’t worry: you’re not alone. Whichever way you look, the reality is that reading across the developed world has been on a steady decline across the last 40 years. It’s a phenomenon that’s been with us since the mass popularity of TV, and it’s a decline that has accelerated with the growth of online. Only 16% of web users read every word on a screen, while website designers have found that using bullets increases reading by 50%, and halving text has a similar positive impact on message penetration.
When it comes to how a modern urban centre performs, there are many different ways to measure progress and success. New amenities… more public and private investment… the enhancement of green spaces; all these priorities and many, many others are on the agenda as towns seek to deliver an increasingly positive experience for residents, businesses and visitors.
As many guys who grew up as a second son will tell you, living with a bigger brother close by can often create challenges. It’s occasionally difficult to be seen in your own light and get your voice heard.