CITIES MADE OF DREAMS
Someone once said that “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” And we think our dreams are not only seductive and radiant, but possible. We believe that a city is not gauged by its infrastructures, its skin, its digital aesthetics, but by the height of its vision to respond to the needs of all citizens, without leaving anybody behind.
Smart City Expo World Congress started back in 2011 with a vision, questioning whether smart initiatives could make sustainable cities flourish. Not because it was a nice thing to do but because environmental footprints were quite alarming.
NOW, WHAT’S NEXT?
At Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, we dare to keep on dreaming of a smart urban revolution, since we still need green and liveable cities that reflect a strong sense of responsibility to future generations; cities in which public transport coexists with new mobility options; cities that address both security and privacy concerns; inclusive cities where collaboration becomes a central focus to build a better future; cities that look beyond and are prepared for expected changes and unexpected ones.
However, to make things click, we need citizens who dream of a better tomorrow, along with the public and private sectors, civil society, and diverse organizations, as well as academia. We are all implicated.
Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 aims to be the meeting point to encourage all stakeholders, ranging from technology industries through to policy-makers and entrepreneurs, to engage in dynamic action to enable a sustainable and inclusive future to take hold.
To this end, the event will focus on five main tracks touching on the most pressing issues facing cities: Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance, and Inclusive & Sharing Cities. This approach, together with an extended exhibition area packed with real solutions and networking spots, is expected to outnumber 2018 figures and strengthen the smart community all over the world.
Parallel events such as the Smart Mobility Congress, the Circular Economy European Summit, the Sharing Cities Summit and the Digital Future Society Summit will also contribute to this major objective. Don’t miss the opportunity to master smart initiatives for better living. Don’t be afraid to dream and join other visionaries in transforming seemingly impossible futures into real, thriving cities.
Credits cover photo: © SCEWC Barcelona 2017