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20 September, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cities are the economic hubs of the world. With over half the world’s population living in urban settings, the cities that meet the extraordinary challenges of creating productive and livable cities will thrive both efficient and sustainable on one hand and can generate economic prosperity and social wellbeing on the other.
A city’s image has become synonymous with the appeal to do business, buy products and services, invest, visit and even relocate there
With the rapid growth of both population and cities, the world’s greatest challenges are increasingly being defined as “urban challenges”. Chambers are at the heart of their cities economic development. They facilitate growth and work to further their cities’ global reputation.
This workshop will discuss:
- attributes of ‘liveable’ smart cities and their impact on economic and social growth
- case studies of smart cities, how they work and how to emulate them
- where smart cities are emerging and their regional impact
- the role chambers play in working with policy makers and urban community stakeholders to ensure their local economies continue to develop and survive