The direction of Smart Cities
According to the IESE Cities in Motion Index 2017 report, only two Polish cities qualified to the top hundred Smart Cities of the world. What should be done so that more cities could be part of the competition for first place? We should start from the definition of Smart City, which assumes that the use of modern technologies is to improve the quality of life in all areas. However, it’s worth thinking about how the residents understand the term “improving the quality of life”. Innovative investments are important, but should the consumers be asked what is the purpose of the technology for them? Maybe then we will reach the goal of wise and clever but also useful cities. A good place to discuss this topic is the Smart City Forum. This is where the most modern technologies meet with tradition, modern and innovative thinking on how to develop our cities and towns respecting their traditions, history, identity and all that really represents the good energy of every city, and therefore respecting our residents because everything that we do – we do for the residents, said Beata Klimek, Mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski.
Not only the capital
Green, modern, friendly Warsaw. Electronic tickets on public transportation, electric buses and modern trams, a city-wide public bicycle system, numerous free hotspots, 220 squares, 80 parks, 8000 hectares of forests – 40% of the city is green, modern monitoring, more than 400 city cameras and more than 1000 completed projects as part of the social participation budget. We take examples from the best: Toronto, Paris, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin, for example. At the Smart City Forum we will be sharing the newest knowledge, examples of innovative solutions and methods of gaining funds for them – all thanks to the presence of the biggest experts of the sector. It is also a challenge to find a way to implement these solutions to smaller cities which are, after all, the majority. We would like the words “smart city” to not only be a phrase, but a real idea which we will be able to incorporate into future life said Kamil Szydłowski, Regional Cooperation Coordinator, InnoEnergy
Participation at the VIII Smart City Forum has been confirmed by:
- Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik, Mayor of the City of Zabrze
- Jacek Jaśkowiak, Mayor of the City of Poznania
- Wadim Tyszkiewicz, Mayor of the City of Nowa Sól
- Tadeusz Krzakowski, Mayor of the City of Legnicy
- Marcin Skwierawski, Deputy Mayor of the City of Gdynia
- Bartosz Bartoszewicz, Deputy Mayor of the City of Gdynia
- Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of the City of Lublin
The congress cannot go without topics on low emissions, intermodal transport, zoning and innovative technologies strategy. Responsible for the substantive preparation is the Deputy Mayor of the City of Wrocław – Maciej Bluj.
The congress is realized within the operations of the MMC Poland Group, organizing prestigious conferences, workshops and business training in Poland dedicated to specialists, managers and management boards.