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Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

The 2016 edition will focus on citizen empowerment strategies under the motto Cities for Citizens

The 2016 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) will have a special focus on citizens and the different initiatives being played out worldwide to empower people living in metropolises and make these places more human‑centered. To achieve this, the leading international event on smart cities and urban solutions has gathered over 400 speakers in a congress program with four keynote speakers able to translate these goals into actionable strategies in different fields: Ellen MacArthur, Susan Etlinger, David Bollier and Parag Khanna, who visits SCEWC for a second time.

From November 15th to 17th, Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue will bring together top urban thinkers, companies and cities to discuss how citizens must be in the center of every urban transformation both as a critical element in the design of these initiatives but also as part of the decision making processes. Concepts such as commons strategy, circular economy and ethical use of big data will be key to foster citizen empowerment from different perspectives. The congress will tackle them through a program structured in six topics: Governance, Economy, Society, Sustainability, Mobility and Data & Technology.