Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

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December 1

The ROI of Reliability Leadership

Join Terrence O'Hanlon in a lively discussion on how to get at the heart of a human-centered approach to achieving reliability and advancing asset performance. Other key themes include the importance of integrity, authenticity, responsibility, and the overall aim or objective. Discover how you can be a high reliability organization.

December 1 - 3

2020 ADBI Annual Conference: The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its policy implications

The 2020 Asian Development Bank Institute Annual Conference will examine the macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19, its effects on MSMEs and households, and the pandemic-driven acceleration of digitalization in Asia and the Pacific. It will explore how these trends will shape macroeconomic policy making and prospects for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region moving forward.

December 3

Microsoft Virtual Government Summit

State and local government IT leaders and IT professionals are invited to attend the Government Summit: Building Resilience for a Better Tomorrow. If you're in an IT or developer role and are thinking about how to deliver services, enable remote work, and drive innovation within your government operations, while lowering cost and overhead, this event is for you.

December 8 - 10

Virtual Conference on digitalization and sustainable economic development

The Asian Development Bank Institute-Singapore Management University virtual conference will feature new research on the role of digitalization in enhancing sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth in Asia. Areas of exploration will include its potential to reduce market entry barriers, lower inequality, and foster social and economic inclusion. Identifying policies that can leverage digitalization to promote sustainable development will be an additional focus.

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how this program will help cities

From electric cars and renewable energy to cloud computing and AI, technology helps city dwellers work smarter, live healthier, and conserve resources. Cities such as Copenhagen, Detroit, and Tel Aviv are already successfully using technology to achieve these goals. But it's not enough.

City officials want more than examples of technological solutions: they need an evidence-based roadmap to making their cities safe, sustainable, and resilient. A roadmap that includes lessons learned from the current pandemic, centered on the social imperatives that matter most, and based on objective quantitative analysis that shows which investments work best.

smart city solutions for a riskier world

Our new study, Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World, will do this by examining how 150 cities harness technology to drive resilience, sustainability, and citizen-centricity. Our urban economists and experts will examine the social, environmental, and economic impact of investments in smart technologies—and the solutions and strategies that work best. We will work with a coalition of corporate, academic, and government leaders on this research initiative.

Our goal is to provide city leaders with an evidence-based roadmap to resilience and sustainability and open a valuable ongoing dialogue between cities and the companies that serve them.


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