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Civitas Sapiens '21 Smart City Conference & V4 Summit
Event report available
The programme of the two-day event entitled "Civitas Sapiens "21 Smart City Conference" will be complemented by a "V4 Summit" in line with the V4 Presidency of Hungary. The hybrid conference will also provide an opportunity for V4 countries to present good practices in the administrative and market sectors. A large-scale conference and exhibition covering the V4 countries will provide an opportunity for dialogue between municipalities and economic operators who, through their development, will create an opportunity to create a smarter and more sustainable living space. The event also provides an opportunity for an international exchange of views. The guest country is the Czech Republic, and from their performers and exhibitors we can get up-to-date knowledge of the “smart” solutions of Czech operators.
National University of Public Service
Magyarország, 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2.
Magyarország, 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2.
Event reportEurope’s successful future, which is economically competitive and ensures a high standard of living, is fundamentally determined by the benefits and benefits of digitalisation being widely exploited and digitally inclusive in a given locality, region or country. New technologies are becoming increasingly important in contemporary urban development around the world. Whether administrative and utility data management, municipalities, business or social networks, innovations are being developed in an increasing number of areas, regardless of the level of development of cities, which promise more efficient operation, more efficient management, more personal and open communication and an improved quality of life. However, new technological tools and increasing data do not in themselves solve urban development and maintenance issues. The economic and ecological balance, the attractive urban environment offering a high quality of life and the active participation of urban dwellers in the life of their settlements are tasks that require a strategic approach and lasting cooperation between a wide range of actors. The uptake of digital technologies can be a significant factor in formulating the right responses. The change, from tourism to business and political decisions, to a personal living environment, also creates huge economic opportunities for cooperation between actors active in cities and individual municipalities. On the one hand, the conference on Smart Cities aims to share best practices and showcase the benefits of “smart” operation on the management of the settlement, the quality of life of citizens, including a healthy, liveable environment, efficient and fast administration, cultural and leisure services. From the Hungarian side, 25 smart city developers and suppliers presented their solutions in a 450 square meter tent and separate stalls. Participating citizens, civilians and experts were able to gain a convincing view of the modern nature of smart settlements for sustainability and raising the level of quality of life. The conference focused on the development of smart cities in the V4 countries, taking into account all the specificities of which one of the main objectives is to encourage and raise awareness for the city manager and citizens of the Central European region. 317 visitors took part in the professional conference, which brought together almost 50 Hungarian and Czech exhibitors. Almost 90 people followed the event on the first day through the online broadcast. In addition to DJP’s own platforms, several national and county media published news about the Civitas Sapiens conference (29 platforms generated news). The popularity of the “Digital Village of the Year” award, announced in July, is illustrated by the fact that, in addition to national media, the news appeared in every county press. The winners of the “Digital Village of the Year” Award were announced by 33 national and county media outlets after the event. 25 smart cities were installed in the Hungarian exhibition space, four of them gave their introductory lectures. Among the improvements exhibited, visitors could meet a smart zebra that warns motorists to stop with LED light, a smart bicycle storage unit that can be closed with the app, a smart bench, an automatic machine for the digital recycling of PET bottles, a solar walkway, and an artificial intelligence driver’s behavior analysis system. Inspired by the successes of this year and the last two years, we intend to continue the professional discussion promoting smart urban development and the large-scale exhibition, which is open to domestic and international companies.
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