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Intensive Training on Regulating Smart Cities: Infrastructure, Sharing and Financing

8-10 November, 2017

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The Florence School of Regulation, Communications & Media Area (FSR C&M), and the Turin School of Local Regulation (TSLR) are promoting a three day-intensive training to discuss some of the most problematic issues associated the realization of smart cities.

Early Bird Special: Pay €500 instead of €700 by registering before 14 July, 2017!

Gain an understanding of key concepts:

  • Regulation of smart infrastructures and services
  • Sharing platforms
  • Urban planning
  • Innovation procurement

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  • Overview

    The role of cities has become increasingly significant in recent decades. The majority of the world’s population lives in those urban areas where most of the wealth is produced, energy and information are consumed and waste and pollution are generated. These urban agglomerations are witnessing major technological and social transformations, resulting in new lifestyles and inequalities at the same time.

    Smart cities are currently considered one of the most powerful tools to be used to deal with contemporary challenges at local level, such as pollution, energy efficiency, transportation, social inclusion and welfare, and to attract investments. In this framework, cities become potential platforms where major building blocks such as infrastructure, urban planning, rules enforcement and active citizenship might be glued together into a system that is able to respond dynamically to a new set of citizens‘ needs.

    Overall, the main goal is to offer better services and to increase quality of life while guaranteeing infrastructure security and personal safety of citizens-consumers. Furthermore, dealing with the multiple challenges associated with the realization of smart city projects requires a holistic consideration of different policy areas (ICT, transport, energy and water) with the inclusion of all stakeholders, such as governmental and non-governmental actors, private sector players and citizens.

  • Learning Objectives

    The aim of the course is:

    • To analyse the factors driving the development of smart city projects; and
    • To provide participants with the knowledge and skills that are needed to understand their main technological, economic and regulatory challenges.
  • What we offer

    • A multidiscipinary approach
    • A platform to exchange experiences and best practices
    • International case studies
    • Interactive sessions
    • Debate with experienced stakeholders
  • Content

    • Regulation of smart infrastructures
    • Regulation of smart services
    • Competition
    • Interconnection and standards
    • Open vs. closed infrastructure
    • Sharing platforms
    • City planning
    • Urban Informatics
    • Project finance and PPPs
    • Asset management
    • Innovation procurement
    • Big data & open data
    • Social impact of smart platforms
    • Welfare and inclusion technologies

    The training course will be provided in English.

  • Structure of the course

    The intensive course is divided into three days, as follows:
    Day 1 – Understanding the future of infrastructure
    Day 2 – Business models and financing
    Day 3 – Regulatory and competition challenges

    First, it will be provided an overview of the concept of smart city, including its evolution and importance as a political tool, describing the actors and services it involves and how these are regulated. Thus, the second day will focus on the impact of new business models on local systems. Finally, the way technology-based sharing platforms are touching more and more people’s lives will be discussed, explaining how policy and regulation can cope with new technologies.

  • Target audience

    • Policy-makers
    • Regulators
    • City planners
    • Utility network specialists
    • Industry experts
    • Startuppers
    • Researchers
    • Local decision-makers
    • Community managers
  • Fees

    In order to get more info on fees, logistics and to register as well, please send an email to: eep@turinschool.eu or call the following number: 0039 346 8910600