The Connected Urban Development Conference included breakout sessions in which attendees learned how information and communications technology ICT and broadband technology can help cities address issues regarding global climate change. Attendees learned how cities are using innovative solutions to increase the efficiency of traffic, manage public transportation systems better, create sustainable real estate models and new work environments, establish new models for public services, and enable city residents to self-manage their carbon footprints.
Connected and Sustainable Mobility
The Connected and Sustainable Mobility workshop examined approaches cities can take to provide citizens with more choices in urban mobility, making use of the Internet and ICT solutions that address traffic and parking issues; offer convenient public transportation options; provide personal travel assistants; and create intelligent, multimodal traffic management systems.
Connected and Sustainable Mobility I: CUD Projects, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
This session introduced Connected Urban Development (CUD) mobility solutions and provided updates on CUD city projects regarding smart-road pricing, connected bus, and intelligent traffic management. Cities shared their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned through demos and progress updates on CUD projects, feedback on CUD projects, and by providing next steps and directions on additional CUD mobility solutions development.
Connected and Sustainable Mobility II: The Future of Urban Mobility and the Role of Broadband
This session focused on the future, exploring the urban mobility revolution and the role of broadband in personalized travel-information service and intelligent transportation systems. Discussions on what sustainable mobility will look like in the future and how broadband can enable and accelerate this process also took place.
Connected and Sustainable Work
The Connected and Sustainable Work breakout session explored the main drivers that are revolutionizing the way people work, the characteristics of sustainable work, and current solutions being implemented.
Connected and Sustainable Work I: CUD Solutions, Business Models, and Replication Blueprints
This session introduced CUD solutions and examined business models and replication blueprints that can serve as a basis for CUD projects.
Connected and Sustainable Work II: The Future of Work
In this session, participants discussed the long-term vision for Connected and Sustainable Work and how this vision is designed to evolve over the years.
Sustainable Energy in Connected Urban Environments
In this session, attendees learned how ICT can help improve the energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings—from smart grids, local and distributed renewable energy sources, to advanced digital energy management and control systems.
Sustainable Energy in Connected Urban Environments I: CUD Projects, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
This session introduced CUD projects regarding energy-efficient urban living; cities shared their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned.
Sustainable Energy in Connected Urban Environments II: The Future
This session focused on the future, exploring urban living as buildings and homes continue to evolve in tandem with smart grids, advanced energy management solutions, distributed energy-generation systems, and community microgrids.
Connected and Sustainable Urban Design
Connected and Sustainable Urban Design I: CUD Projects, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
In this session, CUD cities shared their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned with connected and sustainable urban design and development programs.
Connected and Sustainable Urban Design II: The Future
This session discussed how ICT can be applied in three major ways in the sustainable design and development of cities: urban ICT infrastructures, digital tools, and intelligent communities.
The Greening of ICT and Carbon Impact from Next-Generation ICT Infrastructures
This session examined approaches and solutions that can help reduce the IT industry’s carbon footprint, including green datacenters, green PCs, and next-generation fiber networks.
ICT for Community Awareness
During this session, participants examined how ICT can be applied to create community awareness of how urban carbon emissions can be dynamically measured and how citizens can change their behaviors to help reduce their carbon footprints.
Strategic Role of Carbon Markets: Implications and Responses
Principals and Applications
This session introduced principles and applications of global carbon markets and institutions, and examined business models and local institutional structures as a basis for CUD solutions.
Connecting Cities to Carbon Markets: The Future
In this session, participants engaged in dialogue about the long-term vision for connecting cities to carbon markets and how this will likely will evolve over time.