The World Council on City Data 2017 Global Cities Summit

Cities on the Global Stage - Data as the Universal Language

Join us in Dubai! March 7th-9th 2017

The Global Cities Summit will convene city leaders, national governments, international agencies, corporate partners and industry leaders to discuss the importance of standardized city data for building the more  sustainable, smart, resilient inclusive and prosperous cities of the future.

The Summit will be an opportunity for cities and their partners to learn, share, and exchange experiences across a wide spectrum of  big ideas and innovative solutions for cities. From interactive panels, to networking opportunities to off-site fact-finding visits, this event will be 2017's preeminent global gathering on data-driven cities committed to a more sustainable, and inclusive prosperity and will welcome prominent guests and speakers from around the world.

The Global Cities Summit will also celebrate the first global network of cities committed to building a culture of city data through ISO 37120 certification. 

PROGRAMME

The themes of the Summit are listed below and a detailed Programme will be posted here shortly.

THE CITIES PANEL: DATA AS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE - GLOBALLY COMPARATIVE DATA DRIVING GLOBAL LEARNING

  • Data driving solutions and data informed plans
  • Tools for data analytics and informed leadership
  • Data without borders - lessons and city to city exchange
  • Open Data and the WCCD Open City Data Portal - Promoting innovation to travel globally

INVESTABLE CITIES

  • Cities as investment platforms
  • Data informing investable cities and driving economic development

CITIES AND NATIONS

  • Disaggregated Data: Why do nations need city level data that is standardized and comparable?
  • Data driven infrastructure investment
  • Smart Cities - Smart Countries
  • Leave no communities behind

CITY LEVEL DATA INFORMING THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

  • International and national leadership driving data for the SDGs
  • City data for the SDGs

CITY DATA - THE NEW CURRENCY FOR SMART CITIES

  • How building a culture of data in cities creates a culture of innovation
  • Public Private Partnerships for smart cities
  • Emerging smart city technologies and proactive urban design

GLOBAL STANDARDS FOR GLOBAL CITIES - THE CHANGING WORLD OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR CITIES

  • City ISO leadership on cities - TC 268
  •  The ISO family of standards on city indicators (Indicators for sustainable cities - ISO 37120 + Indicators for Smart Cities ISO 37122 + Indicators for Resilient Cities - ISO 37123)
  • Smart Infrastructure Metrics ISO 37151 and Management Systems ISO 37101

ALTERNATIVE FUTURES: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND CARBON NEUTRALITY

  • Mobility and City Transformations
  • GHG Monitoring and City Level data - Supporting the Global Commitments
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • A Circular Urban Economy
  • Urban Metabolism
  • Renewable Energy - Getting to 100 percent renewable

CITIES AND RISK - MONITORING AND BUILDING RESILIENT CITIES

  • Resilient infrastructure and asset management
  • Mapping city risks - baselines and indices
  • Enhancing insurability
  • UNISDR and the Sendai Framework for city level resilience

DATA LEVERAGING FINANCE AND OPEN CITY GOVERNMENT

  • Globally standardized data enhancing a city's creditworthiness
  • PPPs, green bonds and innovations in municipal finance tools
  • Resilience metrics for insurability

 

  • Open data for engaged citizens - inclusive cities

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