Connected Urban Development Global Conference 2009 was held in Seoul, South Korea, May 21—22, at The Westin Chosun, Seoul. Co-hosted by Cisco and the city of Seoul, the conference follows the success of the previous Connected Urban Development Global 2008 Conferences in San Francisco and Amsterdam, "Connecting Cities: Innovation for Sustainability" and "Connectivity for Sustainability" respectively.
The theme of the Seoul conference was "Connecting Cities for Sustainable Living: An Urban Revolution." Sustainability is a main topic of the Connected Urban Development (CUD) initiative. Connected Urban Development is a commitment by Cisco to the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together a community of global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions for some of the world's most pressing challenges such as energy, climate change, and sustainability.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet world-class thought leaders and public officials leading the CUD effort, including the mayors of each partner city. Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Seoul are the three founding cities collaborating on CUD. They have been joined recently by Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Birmingham, England; and Hamburg, Germany.
Attendees had an opportunity to participate in interactive sessions and workshops designed to explore new and innovative ways to develop information and communications technology solutions for urban sustainability. Session topics include Urban Sustainability Modelling & Services, Connected & Sustainable Living, Connected & Sustainable Mobility, Connected & Sustainable Work, and Broadband & Green ICT for Climate Change Adaptation.
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Download Connected Urban Development Global Conference Seoul Presentation Materials