Towards People-Oriented Cities

March 29, 2022 11:45 am
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Add to Calendar 2022-03-29 11:45 am 2022-03-29 12:45 pm Europe/Vaduz Towards People-Oriented Cities The world is rapidly urbanizing, with more than 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas. At the same time, the world is quickly becoming more digital. Data, artificial intelligence, and connectivity are shaping the future of our cities and societies. Online

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The world is rapidly urbanizing, with more than 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas. At the same time, the world is quickly becoming more digital. Data, artificial intelligence, and connectivity are shaping the future of our cities and societies.

Digital transformation is increasingly becoming a focus of strategic thinking and planning of many cities and communities. It emphasizes how digital services and applications will change and transform citizens’ experience of life and well-being. Digital technologies have the potential to serve people, improve public services and help cities on their path to becoming smarter and more sustainable. Smart sustainable people-oriented cities can be an inclusive force for good and have a tremendous positive impact on people’s lives.

This session organized by the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva Cities Hub and the United Nations University aims to raise awareness on the significant role that digital transformation can play in building people-oriented cities. The session will look at how international standards are helping cities become more people-oriented while also meeting the ambitious climate targets set out by the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join these experts while they highlight specific use cases of how digital technologies can be harnessed to drive development towards people-oriented cities today and tomorrow.

This workshop will be held in French with English interpretation.

 

Programme

 

11:45 – 11:50 Opening remarks – Mr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of Study Groups, TSB, ITU
11:50 – 12:40 Session 1: Towards People-Oriented Cities

Moderator: Ms. Kamelia Kemileva, Co-Director, Geneva Cities Hub

 

Speakers

 

  • Ms. Cristina Bueti, Counsellor and ITU Focal Point on Environment & Smart Sustainable Cities
  • Mr. Alexandre Bosshard, Coordinator and Project Manager, Pully, Switzerland
  • Mr. Borhene Dhaouadi, President, Bizerte Smart City, Tunisia
  • Ms. Soumaya Ben Dhaou, Research coordinator, UNU-EGOV

Questions & Answers

12:40 – 12:45 Closing remarks – Mr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of Study Groups, TSB, ITU

 

Registration

 

Please follow the link to register.