The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.
Surat, being the centre of opportunities for laborers and investors, has attracted migrants from nearby rural areas and cities. This has increasing the demand for intra-city transportation. In the year 2006, Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) limits were increased from 112.28 sq km to 326.515 sq km.
Providing quality education to more than a million government schools has resulted in the government struggling to offer quality and holistic education to every child. Evidently, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) 2014 report, the world will require 25 million teachers by 2030, and India alone will require 6 million more teachers by 2030.
For a perspective on what smart cities means, city leaders, planners and residents will find this speech by Neelie Kroes of the European Commission quite informative.
City leaders and community participants looking for guidance on how to move the smart city discussion into a call for action will find useful advice in this paper.
To help mayors and other policy makers identify the bottlenecks they face as urbanization accelerates and to propose policy options to tackle such challenges, the World Bank carried out diagnostics called “Urbanization Reviews” in 12 countries across 4 continents.
City officials, city information technology leaders and enterprise architects will glean some of the benefits and challenges of using information technology to solve typical problems that cities face in delivering services to citizens.