Smart Cities Sustainability, Management and Governance

The ‘Thinking Beyond: Pathway to Future Sustainable City Development’, was held from the 27 to 30 October under the theme of the annual conference and gave over 400 top leaders from Green Building Councils from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field of sustainability research and policy.

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Qatar Green Building Council  (QGBC) 

The ‘Thinking Beyond: Pathway to Future Sustainable City Development’, held from the 27 to 30 October under the theme of the annual conference gave over 400 top leaders from Green Building Councils from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field of sustainability research and policy.

Doha West Bay
Doha West Bay

A team of the QGBC, member of Qatar Foundation (QF) recently attended the World Green Building Congress in Hong Kong in support of QF’s mission to foster a progressive society, has highlighted both the Government and the private sector companies efforts in promoting sustainability and green buildings in Qatar.  The ultimate objective is in creating a vibrant sustainability culture with at this conjecture a special focus on Qatar’s booming construction industry.

In recent years, in collaboration with other industry partners, QGBC has established a number of initiatives and programmes aimed at fostering sustainability research and awareness in Qatar and the wider region.

Examples of these initiatives include: Qatar’s first Passivhaus villa, the introduction of a prestigious sustainability education programme, eight different industry interest groups, Qatar’s first green directory, and numerous awareness efforts including the annual No Paper Day and green summer campaigns.

For more information about QGBC participation to this conference, log onto Qatar Foundation specialist website report.

In the meantime, Cities management and governance as aided by all the ICT industry will be the topic of a conference arranged by SAP and held in Barcelona, Spain.   Please read this extract of SAP’s website article.

BARCELONA — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today highlighted the success of several local governments, partners and startups using SAP solutions to manage population growth, disasters, citizen services and daily community stresses. SAP presented these success stories at the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress, being held November 17–19 in Barcelona.

“As individuals, we know that change and stress are sometimes unavoidable; what counts is how you surmount them and move on, and the same holds true for communities,” said Sean O’Brien, global vice president for Future Cities & Public Security, SAP. “Cities are increasingly investing in technology to promote their overall health and resilience, much as we do when tending to our physical fitness.”

Surmounting Urban Challenges on the SAP HANA Platform

Software developers are choosing the SAP HANA platform to address the diverse challenges associated with building a resilient community:

  • Atomiton abstracts, models, indexes and makes city infrastructure searchable, allowing city managers to use sensors and app developers to innovate using this newly available data.
  • Capriza simplifies urban management tasks and functions into quick one-minute workflows that enable employees to be productive, keep city officials up to date and keep citizens connected. It is far less expensive than traditional mobile application development.
  • Incelligent helps avoid the need for separate networks for Internet of Things (IoT) data streams and other business or consumer traffic, making data-intensive visions for cities a reality. Incelligent also harnesses Big Data to transform networks into cognitive systems that self-optimize for effective urban service delivery when demand peaks, such as during conferences, parades and sporting events.
  • OSIsoft enables real-time operational intelligence across a city’s operations. It integrates with the SAP HANA platform to provide novel insights through integration and advanced analysis of industrial operations and business data.
  • Wittos is helping realize the European Union’s vision for a single, continent-wide telecom market. This involves the use of behavioral profiling technology to glean insights from IT users to help define what consumers need and the business models that are necessary to address such needs, all while maintaining the user’s privacy and data security.

For further reading, please see on the original document of SAP.

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