Agenda The Experience
Connected Urban Development: Engaging Business. Sharing Governance. Applying Technology
TYPE Future Capitals Council
LOCATION Boardroom A 
DATE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 
TIME 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM 
Nicola Villa, Global Director, Connected Urban Development, IBSG, Cisco 
Civil Society:
 - Ivano Ianelli, Chief, Programme Development Unit, UN Office for Project Services 
Private Sector:
 - Robert Levin, CEO, Transclick
 - Prof. Carlo Ratti, Professor and Director of SenseAble Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Future Capitals: 
 - Gordon Falconer, Strategy & Real Estate Manager, MASDAR
 - T.H. Michele Emiliano, Mayor, Bari, Italy

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Policy Adviser
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University

The Connected Urban Development initiative is a partnership program launched in 2006 by Cisco and the cities of Amsterdam, Seoul and San Francisco as a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. The cities of Birmingham, Hamburg, Lisbon and Madrid joined the program in early 2008. The programís main aim is to showcase how ICT and broadband infrastructure deployments can contribute to decreasing CO2 emissions in large metropolitan areas across the globe. 

This session answers the following questions:

  • What is the contribution of ICT and Broadband connectivity to sustainable Future Capitals?
  • How can government and business come together to develop urban sensing capabilities through ICT? 
  • What sort of governance arrangements and incentives need to be in place? 
  • How can digital urban sensing capabilities be turned into energy efficient policy and action?
  • What will connected and sustainable Future Capitals look like?


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