What is a Smart City? The essential meaning of a Smart City is to improve the livability in an urban environment. There are four main areas that Smart Cities focus on – digital and information technologies, urban planning, public-private partnerships, and policy change.
The Smart City Expo is an opportunity for professionals from various industries to discuss the issues taking place all over the country relating to social and economic demographics, infrastructure, and investment based on the values of a “Smart City”. The expo is hosted annually in Barcelona, although this year it will be hosted in the United States for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia. On September 12th, Rob will be speaking about the Smart Cities Expo from an infrastructure perspective alongside other professionals in related fields. The panel Rob will be speaking on is called ‘Futureproofing our Cities: The Interconnectivity of People, Place, and Things’, which goes further into how the advancement of technology will encourage the built environment in cities.