A smart city is not just smart technology. A smart city is a city which can provide- with fewer resources- more efficiency, more services for its citizens and a higher quality of life in a rapidly urbanizing world.
As cities move towards becoming smart cities, the potential of not only ICT and data, but also intellectual and social capital is key in finding new solutions to longstanding challenges.
Innovative cities are making new connections with business and other partners to link up data sets and service providers, pool knowledge bases and unlock social capital to find new solutions.
This session will balance the theoretical underpinnings and definition of a smart city debated in session A3 with real life examples of how this label is applied in practice.
What good practices can be shared from cities working under the term smart city? What outstanding examples can be shared of cities harnessing technology to gather data, set standards and measure performance? What smart solutions are available across the spectrum of fiscal and resource environments with the potential to transform the urban experience?
Participants will develop their understanding of:
OPTIMUS Smart City Project
Siegfried Zöllner, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Malmö on the road – Experiences and the way
Roland Zinkernagel, EU Coordinator and Sustainability Strategist, City of Malmö, Sweden
Chang Hyun Jo, Professor of K-Water Academy
Integrating smart city solutions with sustainable development
Michael Rama, Mayor, Cebu City, Philippines