Smart Cities New York 2018: Powered by People
About the Event
Smart Cities New York (SCNY) is North America’s leading global conference exploring the emerging influence of cities in shaping the future. With the global smart city market expected to grow to $1.6 trillion within the next three years, Smart Cities New York is Powered by People and guided this year by its “Emerging Power of Cities” theme. The conference brings together top thought leaders and senior members of the private and public sector to discuss investments in physical and digital infrastructure, health, education, sustainability, security, mobility, workforce development, and more, to ensure cities are central to advancing and improving urban life.
On Tuesday 8th May, C40 will be hosting a workshop on ‘Cities encouraging climate change innovation in the private sector’, led by Jonathan Walter, Director of Programmes, Business, Data & Innovation. At this workshop, C40 will present successful and proven practices which support the early engagement between cities, the private sector, academic institutions, and other solution providers to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions. C40’s City Solutions Platform programme demonstrates this by providing cities and solution providers a neutral space to work together on specific challenges at an earlier stage than usual. This ensures that the actors reach a common understanding of the challenges in order to co-create climate solutions and work towards the same goals. For more information, visit the City Solutions Platform webpage.
Some of C40 Cities’ key mayors will be speaking, including Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam, Mayor Marianne Borgen of Oslo and Mayor Mauricio Rodas of Quito. Former Mayor of Toronto David Miller, who is C40’s new Regional Director of North America, will be moderating a separate panel session around ‘Combatting climate change through transit and design’ on Wednesday 9th May.
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Agenda to follow
Key topics will include:
- Public-private collaboration: this will increase climate action by directing private sector knowledge, skills, resources, experience and funding, to the key climate challenges that cities are facing.
- Encouraging innovation: facilitating a neutral space for climate solution collaboration can allow for the rapid creation and deployment of implementable and innovative climate solutions. The City Solutions Platform methodology is based on an innovation model which has been developed and refined through the pilot.
- Achieving Climate Action Plan goals: bringing together international corporate companies, local businesses, start-ups, academic institutions and other key solution providers will generate scalable solutions that will enable cities to implement the changes necessitated by the climate crisis.
For general enquiries, please contact Kate Godding, Senior Manager of Business, Data & Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org.