Creating a smart and sustainable landscape
From the cities we live in, to the infrastructure being built around us, the world is constantly changing. Many of these changes focus on building more intelligent and greener cities through the integrating of a digital ecosystem. Embedded technology can increase the efficiency of a Smart City by analyzing and responding to real-time data. However, though this can be of concern to some citizens, the overall benefits of a Smart City can positively impact the sustainability, livability, and quality of city life.
The winter edition of Public Sector Network Smart City and Infrastructure National Insights Series will provide the latest trends, ideas, and developments as Smart City technologies increasingly integrate and reshape how communities serve their citizens. This virtual event will provide public sector professionals an understanding of the ‘ins and outs’ of a Smart City, how to plan for the future, insights on the lessons learned from COVID-19, and the next generation of technologies.
Benefits of Attending
A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers
Research Associate, Centre for Landscape Research
University of Toronto
Manager Corporate Initiatives
The Regional Municipality of Durham
City of Cambridge Ontario
Director, Economic Development and Tourism Economic Development
City of Maple Ridge
Information Services Director
City of Kelowna
General Manager, Corporate Services
Town of Orangeville
Sergio De Lara
Senior Associate, Smart Cities & Mobility
MaRS Discovery District
Sr. Director, Global Innovation
Sr. State and Local Government Strategist
This presentation will cover the first Canadian Smart City Policy, leading us towards privacy, freedom, and democracy. This policy stems from the following key pillars:
- Privacy + Governance
- Democracy + Trust
- Citizen Control of Personal Information
- Data Governance
- Fairness for Everybody
- Citizen Engagement + Literacy
- Connected + Resilient
- Data for Good
Integrating Smart Planning into Your Economic Development Strategy to Attract Future Growth Opportunities
- What are some challenges attracting new investment and residents to a Smart City in a post-Covid world? What are the opportunities?
- How can a Smart City attract new development with improved transportation and quality of life infrastructure?
- How is urban planning for a Smart City changing compared to the past, and what will incentivize new industries to locate there?
- How can innovative technologies inspire new development and attract a more diverse population base? How can this help improve equitable outcomes for all citizens and benefit different industries?
- How can cities improve their transparency and better engage their citizens through their economic development strategies to integrate innovative technologies and infrastructure systems?
A Holistic Approach to Municipal Innovation
As communities learn to live with COVID and recover from its global impacts, smart city initiatives need to be part of a broader framework that takes advantage of all levers available to municipalities to create a more holistic and inclusive impact for citizens. For the City of Edmonton, the umbrella to expand smart cities is our approach to innovation that emphasizes the necessity to be brave, leverage the value of partnerships, incorporate human-centric design and utilize connected networks in order to build an intelligent city that is thriving, inclusive, prosperous.
Smart Cities: Moving Past the Pandemic to Create the City of the Future
- How has COVID-19 impacted Smart City planning, and how have cities changed their response?
- What is the government’s role in ensuring a proper governance framework when implementing Smart City and related program planning?
- What are some lessons learned from COVID-19 that will impact future strategies and infrastructure planning?
- As the hybrid work model becomes the new norm and greater importance is placed on employees’ wellbeing, how do these changes impact the future of infrastructure planning?
- What are technological improvements expected to emerge, which will increase connectivity and engagement with citizens in smart cities?
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