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November 26, 2019

Smart Cities – the intelligent city and its contribution to the energy revolution

Wissenschaft im Rathaus

Time
November 26, 2019 7:00 PM  

Smart Cities – the intelligent city and its contribution to the energy revolution
by professor Dr. Ursula Eicker, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, currently holds a professorship at Next Generation Cities at Concordia University of Montréal, Canada

The word 'smart' is currently in fashion: now take a minute to imagine a city where the industrial sector enables a higher quality of life through efficient and seemingly intelligent services, by collecting data from mobile phones, cameras and the Internet of Things. Such services might include intelligent streetlights that switch on as you approach, or intelligent traffic apps that suggest the best route and show any available parking spaces. 
But does this really offer us a better quality of life? and how intelligent is this kind of city really? A truly intelligent city, a next-generation city, uses 100% renewable energies, it connects urban construction, art and science in a much more people-friendly way. Such cities include open spaces with trees, car-free streets and a new kind of public social life. Traffic is replaced with open public spaces with shops, bars, green areas or city gardens. Cities like these need committed, engaged residents.

Entrance is free of charge. Registration is not required.

Event language: German

Rathaus
third floor, large conference hall
Marktplatz 1
70173  Stuttgart
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