Launching CIB roadmap on Smart Cities

Urbanization had been rapid, currently 54% of the global population lives in cities and it is projected to rise to 70% by 2050. New cities have emerged, and hundreds are expected to be built in coming years. Cities are also engines of economic growth, accounting for 80% of the global GDP. But they also consume around 75% of global primary energy and responsible for 70% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Urbanization trends pose a need for strategic and innovative approaches to urban design, planning, management and governance. The accompanying trends in technologies play a significant role in 21st Century urbanization as technologies are increasingly supporting business functions, city logistics and grids, transport, delivery of basic services, environmental management systems, government operations, data-driven industries like finance, and people-to-people interactions.

CIB Task Group 88 has created smart city roadmap. Technologies have a crucial role and potential in address the urban challenges, presenting new opportunities and smart approaches for the global community to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

Due to climate change and lack of critical resources energy management and technologies to transform our cities low carbon becomes important. Digitalisation and new technologies enables us to use more and more data in real time. In addition internet of things makes it possible to use, combine and enrich data from many different sources. The future city actors and stakeholders are changing internet of things to internet of meaningful information. New technologies enable also service based solutions. Future construction business is in transformation. Todays’ construction of buildings and roads will change to service business like living as a service, energy as a service, X- as a service.

Future smart cities are sustainable and resilient and they are constructed from self-healing materials and systems. Zero carbon resource efficient solutions are created without compromising peoples’ well-being.


Date: Tuesday May 31st, 2016, at 13:30-15:00
Location: Tampere Hall Congress and Concert Centre, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere, Room Sonaatti

Welcome and opening, Wim Bakens, Secretary General CIB

Highlights from CIB Smart City Roadmap, Miimu Airaksinen, Research Professor VTT

Panel discussion of Smart City perspectives:

  • Professor Geoffrey Shen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chair Professor of Construction Management, Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment
  • Dr. David Wollman, NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, Cyber Physical Systems and Smart Grid Program Office, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, USA
  • DrJudith Borsboom, NTNU, Head Department of Urban Design and Planning, Norway
  • Prof. Derek Clements-Croome, University of Reading, School of Construction Management and Engineering, UK
  • Dr. Wim Bakens, Secretary General CIB
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