GRM 2010 GRM 2011

Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
H. Shroff
 
First Name:
Sajida
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Developing Smart People for Smart Cities
 
Paper Proposal Text :
• Smart “Education” Cities aim to fulfill the needs of industry, society & government to enable economic progress by leveraging people, processes & technology to create the next generation of smart education cities
• Future Cities are the wave of the future and everyone is talking about how technology needs to be integrated into future city planning. However, what few are considering is how education should be incorporated into future cities.
• In addition, what is not being discussed is how do we incorporate humans into the Smart Future City equation

Globally there is an interest in developing ‘Smart Cities’ that can take advantage of the latest technological innovations as well as support the urban migration trend. We see ‘Smart Cities’ being developed across geographies in the emerging markets with significant investment and government support. There are 2 points that need to be taken into account before we jump on the Smart City bandwagon: i. Are the skills that will be required to operate these smart cities being developed? Are smart cities incorporating an aligned educational strategy or just focusing on the traditional education options? ii. How are people being incorporated into smart city planning? Are we incorporating the development of people into the smart city strategy? In addition, the consequences need to be reviewed.

This paper aims to discuss how developing people should be incorporated into the Smart City plan. The paper will start by outlining conventional perspective on future cities & various components that comprise future cities. Then we will outline the inherent value of educational planning for smart and future cities. Thereafter, we will emphasize the impact incorporating education can have on economy and society as well as highlight the inherent connection between industry and academia and the need for industry aligned capacity development. We will then focus on key components of a future city that incorporates education and discuss best practices/lessons learned.
Lastly, we will highlight strategies to incorporate education into future city planning.
• Start by outlining conventional perspective on future cities & various components that comprise future cities
• Outline the inherent value of educational planning for smart and future cities



• Underscore the impact incorporating education can have on:
o Industry enhancement
o Social development
o Resulting economic success
• Highlight the inherent connection between industry and academia
• Highlight underlying need for industry aligned capacity development in order to realize potential promised by future cities
• Outline the key components of a future city that incorporates education into its smart city planning including technology, processes and people
• Provide an example of an education smart future city
• Outline lessons learned
• Conclude with strategies to incorporate education into future city planning

 
 
 

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