Smart solutions for innovative cities

September 30, 2015

 

Quercus Group participated last month in the conference themed – ‘Smart solutions for innovative cities“, hosted by Innovation Centre Denmark. The all-day event gathered more than 200 people to exchange opinions on topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), urban planning and design, living labs, future trends and smart city developments from around the world.

 

 

Becoming a smart city is not yet on every mayor’s agenda, but it is for sure on the global agenda regarding climate adaptation and urban development. The concept of a smart city brings together the most advanced IoT solutions and collaboration between people, businesses and cities towards a better living environment.

 

On Internet of Things and its value, Bas Boorsma, Cisco, spoke of the Internet of Everything highlighting the application of it in areas such as healthcare, mobility, work, citizen services, logistics, environment, energy, learning, aging and eldercare.  Exploiting technology will allow the cities to be better prepared for facing tomorrow’s challenges regarding the rapidly rising urban populations, the ageing population  and higher demand for energy and resources.

 

The common denominator of the presentations was the idea that technology is shaping our world at a faster rate than we can keep up with it.  As a consequence, cities should tap into this potential by making use of technology to innovate in urban energy systems, transportation, building planning, water resources, communication, logistics, security and governance – the question is then, are we really ready?

 

To read more about Quercus Group’s work with smart cities, check this article on Danish and Singaporean smart city capabilities.

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