ITU/EC events within Smart Week Genova

Smart Sustainable Cities will be the focal topic  at ITU/EC events during the upcoming Smart Week Genova. Profiting from the presence of high-level policymakers and experts in urban development, the ITU/EC events will advance cities’ incorporation of smart technologies to improve efficiency, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Smart Week Genova will be held from 16-20 June 2014 in Genoa, Italy, hosted by the Municipality of Genoa.

Within the FP7 “Smart Cities and Communities 2011” call, the “TRANSFORM” project sees a consortium of cities – Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Genoa, Lyon and Vienna – working with business and research partners to develop a low-carbon ‘Transformation Agenda’ capable of  being replicated or adapted elsewhere in the world.

ITU and the European Commission have played a significant role in giving shape to the Forum titled “The city we want: smart and sustainable” held in the afternoon of 18 June. This forum will bring together representatives of the urban planning and ICT fields, municipal and national governments to discuss means of leveraging ICTs to the greatest possible effect in urban development strategies. The event will be kindly supported by Huawei.

The event will be opened by  Marco Doria, Mayor, Municipality of Genoa. The programme of the event can be found at: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/Workshops-and-Seminars/Pages/2014/Programme-18-jun.aspx

The fifth meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC) will follow,  from 19 to 20 June. FG-SSC is open to all, participation is free of charge, and all interested in making a contribution to the group’s next meeting are encouraged to do so before 6 June.

FG-SSC is an open platform for smart-city stakeholders to identify the standardized frameworks needed to support the integration of ICT services in smart cities. The group’s findings will form the basis for subsequent standardization work in ITU-T Study Group 5.

More information on ITU’s work on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change can be found here…

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