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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.

Deadline for applications: 1 October 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.

  • Speakers

    Pier Luigi PARCU, Florence School of Regulation, Communications & Media Area (FSR C&M) – Scientific Organiser
    Pier Luigi Parcu is currently Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and Area Director of the FSR Communications & Media. He is also Chairman of a consultancy company specialized in antitrust and regulatory issues of network industries. From 2000 to 2003, he has been CEO of the Independent System Operator running the Italian Electricity Grid (GRTN). From 1991 to 2000 he was the Director of Investigation at the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) in charge of several regulated sectors. Previously, he served as Chief Economist at the Italian Security and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) and as Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    Franco BECCHIS, Turin School of Local Regulation (TSLR) – Scientific Organiser
    Scientific Director of the Foundation for the Environment and of the initiative “Turin School of Local Regulation”, he coordinates research programmes on the interaction between economics, energy and the environment and on local public services, as well as capacity building and support activities for local public entities. He has been contract Professor in Environmental Economics at the Polytechnic of Torino, University of East Piedmont and Saint John International University. His last academic publication is “The Political Economy of Local Regulation”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

    Massimo ALULLI, National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI)
    Massimo Allulli holds a PhD in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane in Florence, and a BA in Sociology at Sapienza Università di Roma. He is researcher at the Research Department of the National Association of Italian Municipalities. Previously, he was contracted professor in Urban Political Sociology at Sapienza Università di Roma and visiting instructor at Cornell University, Department of City and Regional Planning. Massimo is author and co-author of articles and reports in the field of innovation in urban policy.

    Pedro CARO DE SOUSA, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    Pedro is a competition and international economic lawyer currently working as an Expert at the Division of Enterprise Affairs of the OECD. He holds a Bachelor degree in Law with a minor in economics from the Law School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford. He was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute and an Associate Fellow at NYU’s School of Law. He is admitted to practise law in Portugal and in England and Wales, and has worked in private practice [at Linklaters LLP] in both Lisbon and London. In addition, Pedro has held a number of academic positions, including Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, Visiting Tutor at King’s College, University of London, and Tutorial Fellow at the University of Oxford.

    Patrizia LOMBARDI, Polytechnic University of Turin
    Patrizia Lombardi (PhD, MSc, BA/MA) is Chair of Urban Planning Evaluation and Project Appraisal of Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST). She is Scientific Coordinator of the UNESCO Master “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development” managed by ITC-ILO since 2010. She coordinates the Green Team / Sustainable Path of POLITO. She is an established figure in the field of evaluating smart and sustainable urban development for over 20 years, publishing widely in the subject area and coordinating, or serving as lead partner and principal investigator, in several Pan-European Projects related to Smart Cities, Energy transition, and Cultural heritage

    Scott MARCUS, Bruegel, FSR C&M
    J. Scott Marcus is an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory issues related to electronic communications. Current and past private consulting clients have included the European Parliament; the Electronic Frontier Foundation; the ITU; national regulatory authorities of Bahrain, Jamaica, and Namibia; Systra (the systems engineering arm of the French rail system) and various market players. He served as a Director for WIK-Consult GmbH; as Senior Advisor for Internet Technology for the FCC, and Chief Technology Officer of Genuity, Inc. In early 2014, he was appointed by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to review the state of broadband infrastructure in Italy. He is a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel and a GLOCOM Fellow of the International University of Japan. Scott holds a B.A. in Political Science from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from the School of Engineering, Columbia University.

    Sergio OLIVERO, Polytechnic University of Turin
    Sergio Olivero is head of the Research Area Security and Business Models for Energy Networks and Infrastructures at SiTI. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering (Politecnico di Torino, 1989) and he worked at Telecom Italia in the field of ICT and in several other private companies in the field of security and civil protection. Since 2008, he has managed a series of Italian and international projects funded by the EC with a focus on security, civil protection, smart grids, energy and harmonized geospatial data. In the field of energy, the work of his team is centered on energy-driven innovative business models to attract private investments. He is chief officer of the initiative X-Team (International Cultural Heritage Security). Since 1989 he has been a member of the Italian Association of Engineers.

    Marc REALP, Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO)
    Marc Realp holds a PhD and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from de Polytechnic University of Catalonia, a Master’s in Optoelectronics and Communication Systems from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and a Programme for Management Development from ESADE business school. Expert in the regulation of the telecom sector in Europe and Spain, he has been strategy advisor for various public administrations and telecommunications operators and has participated in numerous public and private initiatives for the promotion and deployment of broadband in Catalonia and Spain. He has been also working on the promotion of more competitive ICT markets and regulation with less barriers to entry. Since July 2016, he is the Director-General of the Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO).

    Juan Montero, UNED University, Madrid
    Juan Montero (PhD EUI) is Professor of administrative law in UNED University (Madrid) , Scientific Adviser to the Florence School of Regulation (Transport Chapter) and of counsel in MLAB Abogados (Madrid). He has extensively lectured and published on the regulation of telecommunications and transport services. Over the past years, his research has been focused on the regulation of platforms and the sharing economy. He has co-authored the report for the European Parliament “Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy” and the book “La regulación de la economía colaborativa”, as well as different papers on the digitalization of transportation services, carpooling, ride-sharing, etc. He provides legal advice to the leading online platform in the transport industry.

  • Target audience

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

    Network Partners

    Media Partners

    Main strategic partners

  • 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