iCity Project workshop in Bologna Smart City Exhibition

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From the 22th to the 24th of October was held the Smart City Exhibition 2014 in Bologna (Italy). 

The exhibition proposed a new vision of city characterised by: information flows, physical and digital relationships and communications networks, capability to create social capital, wellness for people and a best quality of life.

SMART City Exhibition is the new exhibition arising from the partnership between FORUM PA and Bologna Fiere. A 3 days exhibition at Fiera di Bologna, inside which meetings, workshop and technological were organized. This initiative becomes a strategic event in this particular moment when smart cities concept is an European priority.

Despite the opportunities of European funds and National announcements for smart cities and smart communities, it’s always more necessary to have a place where experts can meet and debate: the aim is building sustainable and far-seeing politics, useful to satisfy citizens’ needs in this particular moment.

 

It proposes a new vision of city characterised by: information flows, physical and digital relationships and communications networks, capability to create social capital, wellness for people and a best quality of life. SMART City Exhibition has many innovative aspects based on a high participation to qualified meetings and workshops, presentation of international scenarios, construction of a new shared culture aiming at transforming in a real project all those ideas and initiatives at an embryonic stage.

During this event iCity Project was presented in a special workshop, held on the October 23rd. The workshop took place in Fiera di Bologna and was very focused on the project next steps and lessons learned from the development of the applications and interaction with the data provided by the iCity Platform. The workshop it was also envisaged to shape the scope of the iCity project inside the European movement, to smartness the cities.