Session 3: Smart Towns: Urban Innovations That Are Scalable, Sustainable and User-Friendly*
Date: Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Venue: Sands Grand Ballroom E-F, Level 5
*Simultaneous interpretations in Mandarin will be provided.
Many smart urban innovations have been implemented in cities around the world, bringing about better delivery of public services, resolving old challenges and addressing new ones. More than celebrating successful case studies, we need to explore how these innovations can be replicated. The most successful solutions are usually highly customised to address the specific challenge faced within the unique context of the city. Hence, it is critical to look beyond the hype of the success and consider more fundamental attributes of smart urban innovations that are replicable and scalable so that other cities can shorten their learning curve to implement solutions to common challenges.
This panel will share case studies of urban innovations that work, and examine the elements that can be acquired and adapted by other cities to address similar challenges in their own unique context. More importantly, the solutions need to be sustainable beyond the excitement of initial implementation, and a critical factor is to ensure user-friendliness for the masses to access and benefit from smart city innovations.
- How can technology help to improve the planning of Smart Towns?
- What are some considerations in building Smart Towns that are more liveable?
- What are some challenges in the development of Smart Towns? (e.g. Masdar)
- How can cities scale up or replicate successful Smart Towns?
- What are some solutions that help to enhance the safety of residents?
- How can we ensure every resident benefits when we build Smart Cities?
- How do we strengthen community bonding in Smart Towns?
Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO, Housing & Development Board, Singapore
Dr. Christopher Olson, VP of R&D, International Operations, 3M
Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore
Dr. Lee Seok Hong, CTO/Vice President, Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Raphael Schoentgen, Director of Research and Technology, ENGIE
Sanjay Sridhar, Regional Director for South and West Asia, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Bangalore, India