Smart, Developing and Resilient Cities: How can smart solutions cater to rapidly urbanising developing areas?INCLUSIVE & SHARING CITIES URBAN ENVIRONMENT
As the growing Smart City movement has shown, cutting-edge smart solutions can be incorporated into different phases of disaster management and recovery in cities, helping to improve urban resilience. Nevertheless, an increasing number of solutions remain out of reach for the growing populations in rapidly urbanizing cities, particularly in Africa and Asia. The digital infrastructure divide, capacity limitations and less attractive markets in these areas often mean that smart solutions do not have the global impact they could. This session will explore problem solving from different lenses, adapting smart solutions to specific contexts, and what tailored technology can offer to cities.