The growth potential binds to the ecosystem’s ability to address the challenges of energy efficiency and resilience and of giving space to big data
By 2050, 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. It is essential then to immediately devise technological and administrative solutions to adapt energy, food and water resources to a context of optimization, of fight against waste and pollution, of social innovation and participation in the governance of the territory of smart communities.
The ITU, International Telecommunication Union, since 1947 agency of the United Nations specializing in defining the standards in telecommunications, has given life to networks of intelligent and sustainable cities as an opportunity for sharing tools and practices of innovation in key areas for the future of our cities, such as transport, generation/distribution of electrical energy, construction, enhancement of green spaces, waste management, and more.
This new global network of stakeholders will meet for the first time together in Singapore for the World Smart City Forum in July 2016, to have a debate about smart cities and share experiences and solutions.