Skypes sessions: 'Smart Cities - a complex agenda of initiatives, rankings, and awards'

Skype session with collaborators discussing the complexity of smartness - Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham

Smartness is a topic that has generated global interest. Although it is difficult to define smartness, Smart Cities are recognised in Europe and internationally. These cities, have taken up initiatives that helped them to become smart. However, are these initiatives sufficient to create a framework that can be used to create Smart Cities?

The aim of this Skype session is to present and discuss the Smart Cities ranking, awards, and initiatives, as a method to understand smartness, through the doctoral research in Smart Cities.

In this session, discussion will explore:

-What does it mean to be a Smart City?

-How does a city become smart(er)?

-Smart City challenges & innovations

-Smart City low carbon strategies