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How can digital cities foster urban innovation?

Explore how digital cities will use space to transform life on Earth at an online seminar to be held on Thursday 12 November.

Cities are becoming ever more data driven, with information gleaned from space as an important component.

Deploying sensors for city-wide data acquisition will be crucial for cities of the future. Space-enabled internet-of-things technology enables ordinary objects to collect data and connect to other devices to make everyday tasks easier and more efficient.

Both local governments and businesses can use such data to deliver smart city solutions, reducing climate change using efficient energy systems and delivering greener waste management.

Representatives from the cities of Darmstadt, Glasgow and Tallinn are due to discuss how to create interconnected smart cities.

“Digital cities” will take place at 17:00 CET on 12 November and will be screened live on ESA Web TV.

After the city representatives have outlined their work, there will be an open discussion with questions to the three speakers.

You can pose questions during the hour-long webinar using the hashtag #AskESA on social media.

This is the first webinar in a series of five taking place in November and December that are being organised by ESA’s Downstream Gateway department.

  • 19 November at 17:00 CET “Air quality”
  • 26 November at 17:00 CET “Urban planning”
  • 10 December at 17:00 CET “Cultural heritage”
  • 15 December at 17:00 CET “Smart mobility”
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