Smart City lessons from Kenya to Colorado
Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. MDT
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Smart City technology and the implementation of new tools and techniques can lead to economic development opportunities, social justice and a more efficient workplace for employees. But, what is a Smart City and how can current technology and tools help your community achieve these goals? Learn how lessons from a greenfield development outside of Nairobi, Kenya can help your community.
1. Complexity and simplicity of Smart City development and technology
2. Importance of development partnerships for the project’s success
3. Implementation strategies for local success
1. Smart City defined
a. What is a Smart City? – interactive discussion with audience
b. What is ICT, IoT, ISO and why are these concepts important to understand?
c. The importance of GIS and Planners for Smart City development and implementation
2. Case study of Konza, Kenya
b. Capacity Building
c. Team Building
3. Local Implementation requirements:
a. Elimination of Silos
b. Resilient Infrastructure
d. Social Equity
e. Enhanced Community Safety
f. Pedestrian Focused
g. Education and Industry entrepreneurial synergies
h. Long-term social and economic impact to Country
The topic for discussion, Smart Cities, is a term describing the use of existing technology that can be helpful to public sector and private sector planners, to make our jobs easier and more sustainable, and create opportunities for economic development and social justice. While Tetra Tech is implementing Smart City design and development in Kenya and in the United States, the discussion will be on what the tools and project parameters are, not on selling Tetra Tech. The terms and lessons will be presented during this discussion from a first-hand account and represent facts of the Case Study as well as facts surrounding Smart City development and technology.
If available, the Director of Infrastructure for Konza will attend this session to provide his unique perspective.
Anne Johnson, AICP
Shelia Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org