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bee smart city partners with the world’s leading smart city conference and exhibition. With expected 20.000 professional visitors, over 700 exhibitors, along with high level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 420 international speakers, Smart City Expo World Congress is the place to be from November 13-15.
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bee smart city and Leading Cities partner to support cities in becoming smarter through their combined services and strong international networks. The partnership provides the perfect platform to strengthen the global smart city ecosystem
On top, bee smart city supports the new smart city startup accelerator AcceliCITY with a unique media and support package for the finalist startups.
A smart city is all about implementing solutions that create added value and transform into collective good. Smart solutions in this sense include technological solutions as well as no-tech solutions.
From our perspective, the success of smart cities comes down to the intelligent implementation of solutions within a holistic strategy along six main smart city indicators.
In March 2017, one of the fathers of the Internet, Vinton G. Cerf, was quoted in the German newspaper „Die Zeit“, saying that „smart cities is the next big thing“. We share his opinion. Given the current and future challenges that municipalities across the world need to address, the smart city concept will shape the future of how we live, work and interact in any given location. To be among the most attractive, prosperous and livable cities depends on the willingness of city governments to enter a continuous competition with themselves – to provide efficient and effective services and conditions for all their customers.
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The human element is something that has been largely neglected in the first generations of smart cities around the globe. Increasingly, cities recognize the importance of smart citizens and other actors inside the city or community for the creation of solutions tailored to the needs of their main “customers”.
At bee smart city, we strongly believe that collective intelligence is the key success factor for smart cities, representing a new paradigm in the development of smarter cities. By tapping into collective intelligence based on a human-centric approach, a city or community can create a truly smart city of and for the next generation.
The concept of "smart cities" has reached a mainstream status in 2017. However, several important aspects of this concept are subject to constant debate. In our review, we put forward a new definition, clarify some aspects that have been critically discussed and point out the key success factors from our perspective.