Two experts in smart cities will present in this IfM webinar, providing an overview of some of the global drivers and challenges that should be accounted for in the development of future urban ecosystems.
Future cities: informing strategy towards secure, sustainable and smart cities
Professor Jung Hoon Lee, Visiting Academic Fellow, IfM, University of Cambridge, is recognised as one of the leading smart city experts and author of a Smart Cities Index Report published bi-annually. The report is a study of 31 cities around the globe, including New York, Moscow, Seoul and London, reviewing the effectiveness of innovation, service development and infrastructure projects. Ahead of publishing this year’s jointly published report with IfM Engage, Professor Lee will highlight common challenges and key findings that can inform strategic planning for future cities.
One of the focus areas highlighted in the Smart Cities Index Report is energy and the environment. Dr Alexander Schlüter, innovation manager and book author, E.ON Digital Technology, will provide insights into the energy systems that will be required to make cities and rural areas more sustainable and smart. He will also highlight the main drivers that are accelerating the energy transition, as well as covering technological solutions that could contribute to the decarbonisation of energy systems.
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