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What makes a city smart?

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12:30 PM - 01:30 PM


The LLiBrary
11 Eunos Road 8, #03-02, Singapore



There are many definitions of smart cities; and the shortest one is a city that works. What does this mean? Smart city models include those from IBM, Boyd and McKinsey. Briefly using the EU Smart City Framework, this talk will cover the six areas of smart mobility, people, economy, environment and governance. The talk will also cover the challenges faced by mega cities, and provide examples of the different aspects of urban planning. Case studies include Copenhagen, Songdo, Tokyo and Singapore.


About the speaker

Kan Siew Ning worked 27 years in the Singapore Government, in DSO, CSO, IDA, DSTA; he was Director of Police Technology Dept from 2004-2011.


As adjunct faculty, he had taught in the NTU MSc (KM) programme, in NUS CNM and ISS, and currently in SUSS and SMU, where he received three adjunct teaching awards.


He implemented KM projects in IDA, DSTA and the Police Tech Dept. and is a former President of IKMS (Information & KM Society).


Siew Ning is author of Practical Knowledge Management (2013), and co-editor of Thinking, Learning & Training – Practical Perspectives (2016), and Living in Smart Cities (2018).





The LLiBrary

11 Eunos Road 8, #03-02, Singapore