Webinar: Reinventing the Smart City - An African Way (ICLEI)
The concept of Smart Cities is typically presented as a vision for centralised information, management and automation of urban systems, often sold to local government as a complete solutions package. However, it may be more appropriate as a celebration of how Information Communication Technology (ICT) can empower citizens with knowledge tools that support agency, participation and expression in cities.
Over the past few years, many cities have incorporated smart city principles into their development approaches and agendas. African cities have seen great opportunities to leapfrog into the future through ICT, but continue to grapple with the role that this technology can play in effectively addressing structural socio-economic challenges.
This webinar will present both technical and policy perspectives on implementing smart principles in African cities, and consider how the concept can take appropriately African approaches to promoting equitable resource access, employment creation and creative expression in cities.
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