Scheduled for November 25th in Coimbra
The president of the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities, Manuel Machado opened the Cimeira dos Autarcas that took place, within the scope of the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2019, at FIL, in Lisbon, considering that it is necessary to involve people in the new smart solutions created at think about improving the quality of life in our territories.
Manuel Machado announced, in this Opening Session, that a set of “suggestions was created with the objective of encouraging the participation of citizens” in these new matters of intelligent communities, bringing “reciprocal advantages for all sides”.
This Cimeira dos Autarcas, which was held with the objective of discussing the new challenges facing smart cities and publicizing new solutions designed to improve people’s quality of life, creating more modern, efficient and sustainable communities, said with the presence of mayors from all over the country.
The first panel of the conference had the theme ‘The future of smart cities in Portugal (30 proposals)’, which are distributed in the following areas: identity, human capital, infrastructure, connectivity and data. This panel also included officials from Altice, EDP Distribuição, CTT, and Deloitte.
The conference continued with a round table, with the presence of several mayors, including from the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, who addressed the technological issues inherent to their localities and the challenges facing from limited resources but a more demanding people. The Urban Intelligence approach is the answer to the challenges. For these mayors, the challenge is to adopt artificial intelligence and, through it, promote an ever-better development of territories.
It took place on April 11th, in Lisbon, where the presentation of the conclusions of the various thematic workshops held was made, namely:
- “City as a Platform” (Albufeira, on the 21st of February),
- “Mobility” (in Ponta Delgada, on February 23rd);
- “Resilience” (Portalegre, on March 7th, 2018);
- “Economic and Financial Sustainability” (Guimarães, 14th March);
- “Tourism” (Funchal, 16th March);
- “Buildings” (Seixal, on March 21st); and
- “Innovation” (Viseu, on March 28th).
At the end of the ceremony, the 2018 Smart Cities Prize was awarded, which went to ANMP for the work that “it has been doing for the dynamization of smart cities for three years, promoting and encouraging cooperation and knowledge sharing between the different municipalities of the country”, according to with the organization of the event.