In this Times special supplement, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, discusses smart cities. He suggests that, in-order to develop a 'forward-looking vision' any smart cities model needs to be people-centric.
In Ghent, this focus includes working with citizens on climate change initatives and developing 'open data' apps.
The concept of smart cities is becoming more and more central to decision makers, as evidenced through schemes such as the urban Agenda for the EU. For members of EUROCITIES, the network offers an opportunity to share ideas and work together to address some of these shared challenges.
You can read the full article, as published in The Times of London via Raconteur.