URBAN FUTURES - CHALLENGES FOR CITIES & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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In order to create innovative business environment we need to have a holistic approach, which includes: city authorities addressing the challenges, building an information hub regarding innovation procurement and ensuring provision of solution from innovative SMEs.
The urban environment is fundamentally different than it ever has been before, but we are still trying to physically define it in the same way. It is time to begin thinking about our cities in a completely new way. We need to come up with new dreams for the city and for its spatial translation that offer a long-term, cohesive, seductive, and strong perspective for future societies.
We can define Smart city as a developed urban area that creates a sustainable economic development and a high quality of life during which leading to significant improvements in several key areas: the economy, mobility, environment, people, life and government. This significant improvements occur through the implementation of a strong human potential, social potential and / or ICT infrastructure.
Greatest challenges we're fighting are to inspire and motivate often weakly interested citizens and public administration officers for additional activities aimed for their inclusion in implementation of elaborated innovations. Innovative projects must be carried out only if the city has the authority to set the rules, centrally coordinate the activities and monitor the implementation.
20 speakers &
Smart industry solutions &
Networking with decision
Eco-system challenges under
Under the auspices of the Croatian President
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović
CEO, Development Agency Zagreb
Director, GFS GoForeSight Institute
Senior Research Associate, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb