Information Marketplaces: the smart, agile cities of the future, today?
- 02 August 2012
Join a webinar entitled, Information Marketplaces: the smart, agile cities of the future, today? to hear speakers who are currently engaged in partnerships that aim to help cities meet their challenges in the most effective and ‘smart’ ways, at 3pm on Thursday, August 9, 2012.
It is the urban century. The interest in cities, where trillions will be spent on infrastructure over the coming decades, is growing as quickly as city populations. The Climate Group sees the city as a site for innovation to support the Clean Revolution: the massive scale-up of solutions we need by 2050 to improve quality of life, using 1/10th of the carbon.
Companies large and small see future business opportunities from this revolution. City governments see a chance for global competitiveness and leadership in providing services more effectively and sustainably. And citizens are moving toward cities to be part of global, connected places to live, work and find new opportunities.
But is there really a market for these so-called ‘smart’ cities? What is the value in making cities ‘smarter? Who stands to benefit? What are examples of ‘smart’ solutions being deployed today? What are the barriers to further deployment?
The speakers for this webinar are engaged in partnerships to answer these questions, and design processes to help cities meet their challenges in the most effective ‘smart’ ways.
Volker Buscher, Arup
Simon Giles, Accenture
Catherine Mulligan, Imperial College
3pm, Thursday August 9, 2012