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Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities

Event type: Portfolio
Date: 19/05/2017

Friday 19th May 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
Still Room, IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 Saint Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) and SASNet, in collaboration with BSI, invite you to this free event on ‘Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities’.

Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources – such as energy and water – along with healthcare, traffic, public transport and other logistics need careful management in order to meet the needs of citizens, maintain economic growth and ensure sustainability. The effective use of data and new technology solutions are providing new tools and opportunities that can help overcome these challenges.

Standards support the widespread adoption of common approaches to the implementation of products and services in future cities. A range of standards are required to help the smart city meet its potential and to help address issues at different levels, from the decision-making at the city level to the interoperability of particular devices.

This event aims to bring together local authorities, researchers and innovators to identify the challenges facing cities, discuss potential solutions to common problems and look at the role and future of smart city standards.

There are no specific pre-requisites for attending but the event is likely to be of most interest to standards professionals and urban planners from the academic, consultancy and public sectors.

Further details of the programme and registration is available via Eventbrite. ***Please note: Registration is requested for catering purposes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact: Rhiannon Law, Business and Communications Officer (rhiannon.law@glasgow.ac.uk)