Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

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February 3 - 5

Transforming Transportation 2021: Reinagining Safe and Resilient Mobility for recovery

Transforming Transportation 2021 will bring together sustainable mobility world leaders from the public, private, academic and civil society spheres in a global virtual event to discuss the path forward.

February 9

Exploring the Possibilities of Hybrid Cloud

Clay Magouyrk will share a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) solution that expands customer choice as to where applications and data are placed and how they are operated and managed. Learn how OCI’s innovative hybrid cloud and edge offerings, including Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, are bringing high performance cloud services beyond public cloud regions to organizations across the world.

February 10

How to Bring Democratic Decision-Making to Authentic Community Engagement

Join Next City for a webinar with guest speakers Melissa Lee and George Silvertooth, of Concordia, as they discuss “How to Bring Democratic Decision-Making to Authentic Community Engagement” on Wednesday, February 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

February 23 - 24

5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium

Organized by the the 5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Experts will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision.

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how this program will help cities

From electric cars and renewable energy to cloud computing and AI, technology helps city dwellers work smarter, live healthier, and conserve resources. Cities such as Copenhagen, Detroit, and Tel Aviv are already successfully using technology to achieve these goals. But it's not enough.

City officials want more than examples of technological solutions: they need an evidence-based roadmap to making their cities safe, sustainable, and resilient. A roadmap that includes lessons learned from the current pandemic, centered on the social imperatives that matter most, and based on objective quantitative analysis that shows which investments work best.

smart city solutions for a riskier world

Our new study, Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World, examines how more than 170 cities around the world are harnessing technology to drive resilience, sustainability, and citizen-centricity. Our urban economists and experts have assessed the social, environmental, and economic impact of investments in smart technologies—and the solutions and strategies that work best. We have worked with a coalition of corporate, academic, and government leaders to drive this research initiative.

Our goal is to provide city leaders with an evidence-based roadmap to resilience and sustainability and open a valuable ongoing dialogue between cities and the companies that serve them.


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