Congress Schedule

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09:30 - 10:15Keynote SessionCities for Citizens, Citizens Changing Cities
10:15 - 11:15Plenary SessionImproving Governance Models for Steering Urban Growth
11:30 - 12:30Parallel SessionsHolistic Approaches to Urban Development and Resilience
Fostering the Health and Well-being of Our Cities and Citizens
Walkable and Cyclable Cities
Proactive City Data Governance
Real-Time Open Data Fuelling the Next Generation of Urban Services
Urban Innovation Areas Underpinning Economic Growth
12:45 - 13:45Parallel SessionsSmart Regions & Communities Addressing Urban Challenges
Building a Distributed Future: Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
Addressing Urban Growth through City Planning
13:30 - 14:00Inspiring TalkKent Larson
14:00 - 15:00Parallel SessionsEnhancing Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Cities at the Front of the Climate Change Battlefield
Implementing Flexible and Multi-Modal Transport Services
Implementing the New Urban Agenda
Big Data for More Responsive and Human Cities
Financial Tools to Fund Smart Cities Initiatives
15:15 - 16:15Plenary SessionEntrenching Sustainability and Resilience Principles: Shaping the Future of Cities
16:15 - 17:00Dialogue SessionCities Leading the World of Tomorrow
17:15 - 18:15Plenary SessionAddressing Emerging Challenges of Sustainable Urban Development
18:15 - 18:45DialogueThe Future of Urban Mobility Mobility
18:15 - 18:45Inspiring TalkDavid Harvey


10:00 - 10:30Keynote SessionEllen MacArthur - The Fundamental Role of Cities in Catalysing Transition Towards a Circular Economy
10:30 - 11:30Plenary SessionTowards More Inclusive, Safe and Healthy Cities
11:45 - 12:45Parallel SessionsTranslating IoT into Innovation and Better Services
Business Ecosystems Enabling Innovation in Cities
Integration and Engagement of Women in Urban Development
Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Enabling Urban Development
Housing and Open Public Spaces at the Core of Inclusive Cities
Innovative Ideas to Move People Around Cities
13:00 - 14:00Parallel SessionsData & Technology Solutions
Harnessing the Potential of the Social & Sharing Economy
Co-Cities Advancing Collaborative Urban Development
Benchmarking City Performance: Indicators, Metrics, Standards
Cities Moving Forward on Clean Energy
Strategies to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Ensure Digital Safety
14:15 - 15:15Roundtable SessionsCities at the Forefront of Refugee's Integration
14:15 - 15:15Parallel SessionsCollaborative Platforms for Digital Social Innovation and Sustainability
Shared & On-demand Mobility Services
Intelligent Platforms to Promote Open Data and Service Management
15:30 - 16:30Parallel SessionsPublic-Private-People Partnerships and New Forms of Collaboration
ITS Managing Complex Mobility Networks
Scaling-up Social Innovation Through Living Labs
Innovative Energy Solutions for a Carbon-Constrained World
Public Sector's Open and Agile Services
Finding the Balance Between Privacy and Security
16:45 - 17:15Keynote SessionParag Khanna - Why We Need More Connected Cities?
17:15 - 18:15Plenary SessionCollaborative Partnerships to Achieve Common Urban Goals
18:30 - 19:30 World Smart City Awards + Smart Party


10:00 - 11:00Parallel SessionsData Collection & Management for Efficient Urban Mobility
Technology in Resilient Recovery
Bridging the Urban Divide: Building Cities for All
Solutions to Measure City Performance and Achieve Collaborative Governance
Open, Flexible, Scalable City Platforms
Making Our Cities a Safer Place to Live
11:10 - 11:40Keynote SessionSusan Etlinger - Artificial Intelligence in the Digital City
11:40 - 12:55Plenary SessionData for Urban and Social Transformation
13:00 - 14:00Plenary SessionRethinking Mobility Patterns to Build More Liveable Cities
14:10 - 15:10Parallel SessionsUnlocking the Potential of the Internet of People, Things and Services
Solutions for More Inclusive and Participative Cities
Creative Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Produsage and Co-creation
Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Local and Regional Cooperation Achieve a Balanced Territorial Development
How are Startups Innovating Cities
15:20 - 16:20Parallel SessionsSolutions to Improve Urban Mobility and Achieve Sustainable Development
Driving Innovation Through Art and Technology
4YFN Awards 2016 Smart City Edition - Final
16:30 - 17:00Keynote SessionDavid Bollier - The City as a Commons
17:00 - 17:45Roundtable SessionData Politics
17:45 - 18:00Closing Session

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