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Smart Cities Programme

Defining the Smart City – as a Living Entity

  • Smart, Future and Sustainable Cities
  • Citizens, Work and Commerce,
    Government
  • City Infrastructure and Layout
  • Key Development Projects and Focus
  • Aspirations and Status
  • The Drive for better Living and better Working
  • Resources, Costs and Budgeting

Problems to be solved and Issues to be addressed

  • Sustainability, Planning, Resources and Growth
  • Connectivity
  • Transportation
  • Public Transport, including Ticketing
  • Smart Cars and Private Transport
  • Congestion & Parking
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Energy – Efficiency, Distribution and Maintenance
  • Utilities – Metering and Control
  • Sanitation and Waste Management
  • Security and Safety
  • Education and Learning
  • Commerce and Smart Working
  • Effects of Climate Change
  • Information – Access and Control

Technology, Data and Infrastructure

  • Connectivity
  • The Role of IoT and M2M
  • Cloud Technology
  • Virtualisation
  • Big Data
  • Sensors and Infrastructure
  • Connecting the Sensors & Infrastructure
  • Data -
    Storage, Access Handling, Analysis
  • Security, Data Protection and Privacy
  • Control Schemes and Control Rooms
  • Interfaces
  • Administration & System Control
  • Citizens and Users
  • Role of Apps
  • Technology Standardisation
  • Example Systems and Frameworks
  • Intel
  • IBM

Strategy, Governance and Industry Support

  • Smart City Drivers
  • Smart City Initiatives – Global, Regional
  • EU Initiatives
  • Resources and the Global Smart City Community
  • Main Players and Their Roles
  • Leading the Initiative
  • The Role of the Citizen
  • The Role of City Businesses
  • Top Down and Bottom Up
  • Partnerships
  • Example Ecosystem
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Compliance
  • Performance, Progress and
    Benchmarking
  • Warning Systems
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Protecting the Data
  • Data Security Breaches
  • Malicious Access / Control Breach
  • Failsafe Infrastructure and Systems

Safeguards, Risk and Mitigation

  • Warning Systems
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Protecting the Data
  • Data Security Breaches
  • Malicious Access / Control Breach
  • Failsafe Infrastructure and Systems

Case Studies – Nominal Examples may include …

  • Santander, Spain
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • Lusail, Qatar
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Examples

Examples and Case Studies are used throughout in order to  apply the concepts to real-life projects and to allow for deeper evaluation and analysis.

More comprehensive case studies are used to bring the  concepts together in order to develop clarity and to assess bothy the next-steps and additional learning opportunities.