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Planning for Smart Cities and Smart Regions

Posted by George Martinidis at 3 May 2012 in Innovative Cities & Regions

A one-day conference is going to be held tomorrow (May 4) on Planning for Smart Cities and Smart Regions of the Future. The conference is a free event and it is being held at the Engineering Building (pictured here) of NUI Galway, Ireland. It is organised by the Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research in collaboration with the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway.

Leaders in the field will explore the future challenges and opportunities facing planners, developers and technologists, emerging from the development of Smart Cities and Regions. Attendees will also benefit from insights from research currently being conducted at NUI Galway. This event will assemble the diverse perspectives needed in regional planning, including marine and water resources, the built environment, energy infrastructure, communications and ICT capabilities, as well as the modelling techniques becoming available to support better long-term and emergency response planning.

For more information on the event, check out the original announcement here, or the conference centre’s home page here.


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