United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities launches new expert groups on blockchain and the impact of frontier technologies

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​"A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects”.

U4SSC expert groups bring together volunteer contributors from various backgrounds interested in the topic (from urban practitioners and city planners and engineers to policy-makers, government officials) in order to achieve commitments made towards the fight against climate change (SDG 11, the new Urban Agenda, Paris Agreements and other international agreements).
U4SCC is a UN initiative coordinated by ITU and UNECE and supported by numerous UN agencies, which serves as a global platform to advocate the use of ICTs in the transition towards smart sustainable cities. Meetings and work of this thematic group will be conducted through U4SCC’s online platform.

Blockchain 4 Cities
Experts are expected to be available for all meetings and contributing to drafting chapters of a report on ‘Blockchain 4 cities’ corresponding to their expertise.
Secretariat: Nuno Lopes (UNU)
Interested? Read the call below and register your interest at http://bit.ly/U4SSC-Blockchain.

The Impact of Frontier Technologies on Cities
Experts participating in this thematic group will collaborate to produce three reports focusing on :
  • The impact of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive computing in cities
  • The impact of data processing and computation in cities
  • The impact of sensing technologies and IoT in cities
Secretariat : Tania Pei Yee Lim (UN-Habitat).
Interested? Read the call below and register your interest at http://bit.ly/U4SSC-Impact-of-Frontier-Tech
More information on the U4SSC initiative are available on the ITU website : https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/ssc/united/Pages/default.aspx
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EUROCITIES staff contact

Nikolaos Kontinakis