With more than half of the world’s population already living in urban areas, it is clear that the path to inclusive and sustainable development must pass through cities. But exactly how cities should organize themselves to advance green growth for all and improve the day-to-day lives of residents remains open to debate. Sustainable urban development is recognized as a key challenge at a global level. The ‘Smart City’ model provides opportunities and challenges for achieving inclusive growth and sustainability.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a key enabler for making cities ‘smarter’ and sustainable. With great capacity of gathering, processing, analyzing and disseminating considerable amount of data, ICTs can provide valuable solutions in different sectors of modern cities to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, such as enhancing efficient utility resource management, improve public transport systems, provide better education and health services, and etc.
Ideas and experience of leveraging ICTs for smart sustainable cities from developed countries, developing countries, and less developing countries will be shared and discussed in the workshop. With case studies, speakers from multi-stakeholders will address the issues on:
1. How to take advantage of the mobile communication big data for improving urban planning and management.
2. The best practice of ICT in Smart City model in Europe, sharing the successful experience of making a city smart.
3. How less developing countries benefits from ICTs taking education as case study.
4. How to build a smart sustainable city with smart mobility.
5. How to practice data policies for smart sustainable cities.
Speakers provisionally confirmed:
Haenen , Jaap