Future Cities

Uncategorized : 2014 Future Cities Conference

The aim - to turn the city of Porto into a living lab – has been reached and the first results were presented at the second edition of the Future Cities Conference which took place on the 28th January, at the Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória. Under the theme "Porto: Living the Future", the goal of this international conference is to bring together representatives of local government, academia and industry.

Funded by the European Commission, the Future Cities Project is providing the city with sensors and equipment in order to improve mobility, safety and quality of life of citizens.

Rui Moreira (Mayor of Porto), Emídio Gomes (President of CCDR - N), Filipe Araújo (Councilman for Innovation and Environment of the Municipality of Porto) and Commander António Leitão da Silva (Municipal Police) were just some of the speakers who had the opportunity to report on the work that has been developed in Porto with the intention of turning it into a smart city. With representatives of some major global companies such as IBM and Cisco, the 2014 Future Cities Conference aimed to present the work developed during the first year of the project but also bring to discussion some issues of the future cities such as sustainability mobility and information and communication technologies.


You can read all the articles and interviews published on the Portuguese press at our Facebook page, on YouTube (Radio and TV reports) and see some photos of the event here.

Also, the speaker’s presentations are available at Slideshare.

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