Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) will hold a new virtual iteration of the annual event on 17-18 November, Smart City Live. The urban summit will offer a new two-day format to share urban knowledge in and for the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new event will share insights from leading institutions and international experts on smart cities. The first day will feature a live television show broadcast through the event’s website and social media feeds, and the second day will comprise online workshops and side events.
“Our main goal this year is to provide a platform to reconnect and rebuild ecosystems and accelerate recovery of urban ecosystems, with a new model that allows us, through the digital medium, to connect and reach every actor in our industry,” said Ugo Valenti, director of SCEWC. “The current situation will undoubtedly leave its mark on cities and the way they function, but it will do it for good, helping us to build metropolises capable of better delivering the services and resources its inhabitants need and ready to respond to new threats. Smart City Live is our contribution to this collective effort.”
SCEWC says that the television show on 17 November will focus on “the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, how it has affected cities and how metropolises are redefining themselves to adapt to this new scenario”. Through interviews, debates, reports and case studies, Smart City Live will address the recent changes in mobility, consumption and services.
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