Smart Cities combine technological and non-technological solutions to overcome challenges and foster their sustainability. A range of examples of how cities draw on technological and non-technological innovation to address urban challenges through their smart city initiatives were presented at the Smart CITIES 2.0 conference, held by ICLEI at Metropolitan Solutions in Berlin on June 1-2.
Post co-authored by Bohyun Kim, Junior Officer, ICLEI Smart Cities Team The world has been discussing what a smart city is for so long that many are tired of the question. Maybe there is no universal answer to this question, and maybe we don’t need one. However, this does not mean that the term is
Urban Sustainability needs City-Business Cooperation The impetus for sustainable development generally comes from local governments: they are the drivers of sustainability in cities and advocates of citizens’ needs. However, there are limits to what city leaders can achieve on their own. Many urban systems, including those of food, energy, waste, water and transportation, are partly