SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS: cities must act together across borders to deal with similar challenges

6 November 2017
Judith Stiekema

14-16 NOVEMBER 2017 the 7th edition of the SCEWC will take place in Barcelona.

Why such an event? 20FB2158 MASTERS DIN A4 GRAFICAS 4 VISUALES.indd

More than ever, what happens in cities is shaping our world. The future of the world’s urban population will mostly be built in our lifetimes. The challenges we face are immense and only by working together will we be able to tackle them.

The world is becoming even more interdependent and cities must act together across borders to deal with similar challenges: population growth, climate change, traffic congestion and pollution, lack of adequate and affordable housing, education and health, the integration of refugees and migrants into urban life, among many other pressing issues.

Empowerment has been defined as an intentional ongoing process which occurs in communities and organizations, involves active participation, critical reflection, awareness and understanding, and most difficult but important of all, the access and control over important decisions and resources, in a climate of mutual respect and caring.

If you are visiting the SCEWC, dont’t forget to check out the FIWARE activities regarding smart cities at the SCEWC (booth no. B231). FIWARE stands for implementation driven standards in smart cities. With the ultimate goal to transform the city into a platform enabling the Data Economy.

More information regarding FIWARE and smart cities you find here.

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