Urban Lab Smart City, Urban Thinkers Campus 2017, Stadthaus N1, Swansea Room

Cities which make urban area more efficient using technological, digital innovations, for example in the transport and citizen services sectors, and thereby generate added value for citizens, are identified using the term Smart City. A Smart City is networked, digital, intelligent, self-directing and mainly depends on technical conditions and the relevant industries. The current model of a Smart City is usually limited to technical processes, particularly in the areas of Industry 4.0, environmental protection and mobility, as well as the key theme of digitalisation. Are these components sufficient for smart sustainability, or for the smart city in a municipal implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and its 17 global sustainable goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)? Technically focused SDGs offer a particularly relevant approach for the Smart City concept. Is there also a smart urban society, are there smart citizens? Additionally, the question arises of how municipal sustainability management and Smart Governance can harmonise city management. What constitutes a Smart City, whether Mannheim is already smart, and how Mannheim can become smarter will be defined in this Urban Lab.

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