13-15 November 2018 | Barcelona, Spain
Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.
In ancient Greece, the most important meaning of the term ‘polis' came to be ‘body of citizens'. Similarly, for Plato the best form of government was the one that led to the common good. Now, in the 21st century, when more than half of the world population is already living in cities and the share of urban population is projected to increase, especially in Africa and Asia, cities need to regain a holistic understanding of the common good and rethink themselves to be prepared for current and future impacts related to climate change, migration or safety, to cite just a few.
Fortunately, some are leading the way with stimulating proposals. Yet the challenges of a global world are still significant. In coping with them, we need a transdisciplinary approach enabling us to understand the leadership role of cities and their multiplicity of interacting systems, be they technical, financial or societal.Cities are hubs of innovation and knowledge, drivers of economic growth, prosperity, and social wellbeing.
Every city is connected physically and virtually in complex ways, which is what makes them so lively.
As such, putting citizens' and environmental well being at the center of urban transformation has become crucial in order to move to a sustainable and better future. However, this approach still evokes questions and concerns.
REMOURBAN will participate to the Barcelona Smart City Expo and World Congress 2018. We will be at stand D498, which will be co-hosted together with the other lighthouse projects from the Smart City Community. During the Smart City Expo REMOURBAN will present its approach to Urban Regeneration to the leading actors in the Smart City domain. The Smart City Community will organize a number of speaking sessions at the stand, during which representatives from REMOURBAN and partners from other lighthouse projects will present the main results achieved by our projects.
REMOURBAN is represented by our co-ordinator, Miguel. A. Garcia-Fuentes (CARTIF), Murat Karabatur (OLCSAN TECHNOLOGY), Miranda Cumberbatch (Nottingham Energy Partnership), Matthieu Grosjean (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum) and Alessandra Cassisi (Officinae Verdi).The REMOURBAN Co-ordinator Miguel. A. Garcia-Fuentes will be panellist at the agora session “Trial. Innovate. Replicate. Smart Cities and Communities” which will be held on 13 November 2018 at 11:30h - 12:30 (East Agora). Our project will also be represented by Officinae Verdi and the Nottingham Energy Partnership at “Digitalisation is cool. How data platforms could change the landscape of EU cities” on 15 November 2018 at 15:00 - 16:00 ( East Agora).
REMOURBAN partners will be keynote speakers in the workshops which will be organised at the Smart City Community and will be held at the Smart City Community Stand.
Come some and meet representatives of the REMOURBAN team at Stand 498 (Hall P2).
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511