Smart cities are instrumented, interconnected, and ‘intelligent’ – utilizing complex analytics, numerical modeling, optimization, and visualization tools to support their operational-decision making. Smart city innovations have the potential to improve urban livability and sustainability, and also present significant opportunity for the private sector – the global smart cities market value is forecast to exceed USD 1.5 trillion by 2025. As cities both play a key role in climate change mitigation and face the urgent challenge of adapting to the impacts of climate change, the ultimate success of the smart city movement will depend on professionals equipped with both the technical competence needed to work with large, complex climate and related data, and the broader expertise in associated issues of ethics, privacy, and economics. As part of Climate Week NYC, we invite university students, faculty, industry professionals and city decision-makers to join us for a half-day event, focused on preparing the workforce needed to develop smart, resilient cities.
11:30am – Noon: Registration
Noon – 2:00pm: Workshop: Building University Partnerships (Faculty/Employers)
2:00 – 4:00pm: Plenary: Climate ‘Smart’ Cities Workforce Development
4:00– 5:30pm: Networking Reception