The CITY Forum 2013 - Challenges for the bulgarian cities 2014-2020

Strategic partner:  National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB)

THE CITY FORUM 2013 - CHALLENGES FOR THE BULGARIAN CITIES 2014-2020 – INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF TERRITORIES AND RESOURCES. WHAT FINANCING MODELS ARE BEING USED IN SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT?


The CITY Forum aims to give publicity to the vision of urban leaders on priorities realizing the potential of cities designated by the Integrated Plan for Sustainable Urban Development (IPSUD) and to provide a business platform to promote achievements and innovation in the field of management, planning and implementation of key urban systems.


The next 40 years will see an unprecedented transformation in the global urban landscape. Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in cities will increase from 3.6 billion to 6.3 billion. Almost all of that growth will occur in developing countries. By 2025 there will be 37 megacities, each with a population greater than 10 million; 22 of those cities will be in Asia. The impacts of this new phase of urbanization on the global economy and on existing urban infrastructure and resources are already being felt. They are also spurring innovation in urban design, technologies, and services.


Trillions of dollars will be spent on urban infrastructure in this period, presenting an immense opportunity for new transport management systems, smart grids, water monitoring systems, and energy efficient buildings. Information and communication technologies will be deeply embedded in the fabric of both old and new cities and will change the way we think of city operations and how we live and work in these environments. A research forecasts that the smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion annually in 2012 to $20.2 billion in 2020.


Highlights:
What defines the smart city?
What are the primary market drivers and barriers for smart city development?
What are the key policy, technology, and economic issues that are influencing the development of smart cities?
Which smart technologies are having the biggest impact on smart cities and how are smart cities shaping technology developments?
Who are the key players in the market and how do they relate to each other?
Economy of cities - economic growth and quality of life.
Presentation of the areas of growth and the policies of various cities in attracting investors, as well as policies related to PPPs.
Presentation of key projects in main areas for growth and the policies of various cities for attracting investors, as well as policies related to PPPs.
Transport and mobility- Integrated urban transport project, challenges in facing urban traffic problems.
Resource management of the city: lighting and energy, water supply, waste, CO2
Energy efficient cities and buldings.
What financing models are being used in smart city development?

Who needs The CITY Forum?
Municipal governments and other government agencies
Banks and insurance companies
Investor community
Building companies
Real estate companies
Urban planners
Architects
Constructors
Engineers

IT companies
GIS companies
Networking and telecommunications vendors
Utilities
Smart grid hardware and software vendors
Building equipment and appliance vendors
Smart transport providers
Energy management hardware and software vendors

Lawyers
Notaries
Business consultants
Tax consultants
Auditors
Asset Managers
Entrepreneurs
 





 

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