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High Level Segment on Smart Sustainable Cities
Madrid, Spain, 18 Sept. 2013


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

08:30 - 09:30


​09:30 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

​10:30 - 11:00

Keynote Speeches

​11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

​11:30 - 12:30

Session 1: Building Smart Sustainable Cities: Shaping a New Digital World

This session will explore the role ICTs play in shaping smart sustainable cities. ICT is the catalyst to transform cities into a place for opportunities and economic growth improving the quality of life of their citizens through the implementation ICT solutions into their urban planning and service.

Moderator: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5  [ Biography ]

Questions & Answers

​12:30 - 13:30

Session 2: Building Smart Sustainable Cities: The Industry Response

The ICT industry plays a key role in materializing cost-efficient technological solutions to make worldwide cities smarter and cleaner at every step in their planning, design, financing, commissioning, construction and operation.  This session will look at the ICT industry's response to the need of building more sustainable and inclusive urban environments by spurring on new ways of integrating technologies and data.

Moderator: Sekhar Kondepudi, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Working Group Coordinator of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities [ Biography ]

Questions & Answers

​13:30 - 14:00

Awards Ceremony of the 3rd Green ICT Application Challenge

14:00 - 15:30​

Lunch Break

15:30 - 16:30​

Session 3: Building Smart Sustainable Cities: The Need of Cities

A city can only be sustainable if it is shaped to be economically, socially, environmentally and technologically sound.  This session will present some worldwide examples of cities achieving sustainability by providing clean and efficient solutions for urban challenges, such as optimising constrained resosurces; reducing a city's environmental impact; and improving citizens' quality of life within urban settings.

Moderator: Daniela Torres, Working Group Coordinator of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities  [ Biography ]


Questions & Answers

​16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break 

​17:00 - 18:00

Session 4: The role of Green ICT Standards to Promote Smart Sustainable Cities

This session will look at how efficient policies, comprehensive strategies, international standards and methodologies can help revitalize cities and support their transition towards a low carbon economy, safeguardeng quality of life while minimizing their environmental footprint.

Moderator: Flavio Cucchietti, Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5: Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities[ Biography ]


Questions & Answers

​18:00 - 18:30

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

* - To be confirmed