Smart City Week: challenges and opportunities for smart cities

Today sees the start of Smart City Week, an initiative to turn the city’s neighbourhoods into places for open dialogue, reflection and learning on how new technologies can be used to improve urban planning and services in the city.

05/11/2018 16:28 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The programme for Smart City Week includes more than forty free activities for people of all ages, grouped into four areas: the home, the neighbourhood, the city and the world. The idea is to reflect on how new technologies have changed these places and our daily life and how to approach challenges and make the most of the opportunities they represent.

Each of the four areas will act as a thread for the various activities programmed, which range from lectures and talks to guided tours around the city’s main technology centres, participatory experiences in the shape of datathons and family workshops to educate future generations.

A significant number of activities are being organised at Ca l’Alier, a renovated factory in Poblenou which has been transformed into the new Barcelona Urban Innovation Centre, a smart zero-emissions building designed to promote innovation in the city.



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