Smarter Cities Challenge Summit 2012
As IBM embarked on the third year of the Smarter Cities Challenge, we took the opportunity to convene the cities and thought leaders who have been our partners in this important effort to share what has worked and what obstacles remain, and to identify creative and innovative solutions to the top challenges facing cities today.
On November 14-15, 2012 IBM in partnership with Living Cities, EUROCITIES, the Urban Institute, Regional Plan Association, AVINA Foundation, and Center for an Urban Future welcomed over 150 Smarter Cities Challenge city leaders, urban thought leaders, and IBM's Smarter Cities experts to the Smarter Cities Challenge Summit in Palisades, New York.

Over 30 Smarter Cities Challenge cities were in attendance, including nearly 20 mayors representing every inhabited continent. In 8 plenary sessions and an array of private consultations with Smarter Cities experts over the two days, participants discussed insights across a range of key urban topics developed in partnership with the Smarter Cities Challenge, including transportation, economic development, sustainability and citizen participation. Key themes included the importance of reliable and accessible data, clear governance and meaningful civic engagement.

How to Reinvent a City: Mayors' lessons from the Smarter Cities Challenge
January 2013

A new generation of mayors is taking on the challenge of reinventing cities for the 21st century. This January 2013 report shares the insights mayors learned from their participation in this IBM Citizenship initiative. Most of these views were harvested at the Smarter Cities Challenge Summit. Read on for their lessons for leaders, from leaders:

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IBM Names Worldwide Recipients of 2013 Smarter Cities Challenge Grants to Improve Urban Life
November, 14th 2012

This week, we are delighted to announce the 2013 Smarter Cities Challenge grants. In this year's application pool, sustainability was the most popular challenge posed by cities, and we look forward to tackling those challenges alongside perennial priority subjects like economic development and transportation.

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Videos from the Summit 2012

Highlights from Smarter Cities Challenge Summit 2012

Welcome

  • Stanley Litow, Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President, IBM International Foundation
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Opening Plenary

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Driving Economic Growth

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Urban Mobility

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A Vision of Smarter Cities

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Citizen Participation: Paving the Way to A New City Politics

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The Sustainable City

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Moving Forward: Smarter Cities Challenge 2013

  • MODERATOR: Stanley Litow, Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President, IBM International Foundation
  • Mayor José Fortunati, City of Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Mayor Madeline Rogero, City of Knoxville, United States
  • Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson, Belfast City Council, United Kingdom
  • Mayor Miro Weinberger, City of Burlington, United States
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