Smart City: Concepts, Realization and Experiences
Round table moderator: Toni Perković
Every city presents a unique system in which various actors from the city government to public utility companies and citizens are taking number of activities, thus creating a complex interactions and interdependencies. Taking into account the priority activities of the city, as well as the environmental and social context including history and their specific characteristics, there is a need to establish a methodology that would help us find a path towards smart and sustainable city.
The creation of smart and sustainable city does not present a purely technological process that usually promotes industrial sector throughout the implementation of i.e., smart lighting, in fact it is a complex process of business transformation and adaptation of large number of stakeholders involved in the development of urban and regional strategies. Thus, the model would include not only the city government and county, but also the presence of local
universities, research centers, trade associations, public agencies, civil associations and local economy. Understanding the city as an open ecosystem, in which the promotion of mutual cooperation, accelerators, technology incubators and urban laboratories would enable the improvement of collective intelligence that would strengthen the creative energy of the city.
Therefore, within the context of SmartCity roundtable to be held during SpliTech conference, we invite stakeholders of the city, the county, the local economy and regulatory bodies to give their opinion on the development and sustainability of smart sustainable city. Throughout the discussion of current situation of the ICT maturity the stakeholders should define all what is necessary to achieve the vision of smart and sustainable city. Stakeholders should also provide answers to specific questions: What is the future smart city? What are the general objectives of the initiative and what is the main idea to achieve the specific objectives?