Smart City approaches rely on the integration of modeling/simulation techniques and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) into city planning and practices, such as city growth projections, city operations (municipal water/electric supply, waste management, etc.), city processes (such as payroll), city services (to citizens, to businesses, to suppliers, etc.), etc. Smart City approaches are intended to help cities achieve sustainability, but they also raise new issues.
The 2012 CaFFEET (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) will assess the added value that can be generated with regards to two fundamental city needs: attractiveness and resilience.
Distinguished speakers at this two-day event include:
Ambassador of France in the U.S.
Senior Executive VP and President of R&D, EDF Group
Director of Environment, San Francisco
Deputy Mayor in Charge of Innovation, Research and Universities, Paris
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