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A new space dedicated to the topics that dominate cities and society in general related to the future of our urban spaces, their challenges and potential, the differences between regions and cities around the globe, involving actors and describing the feelings and emotions of those who build and live in cities.

ZOOM Global Smart Cities: Love the Future Vitor Pereira

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A new space dedicated to the topics that dominate cities and society in general related to the future of our urban spaces, their challenges and potential, the differences between regions and cities around the globe, involving actors and describing the feelings and emotions of those who build and live in cities.

    Smart Cities Q&A - LESSONS ALONG THE SMART CITY JOURNEY

    Smart Cities Q&A - LESSONS ALONG THE SMART CITY JOURNEY

    Join us for this online meeting with one of the ZOOM GLOBAL SMART CITIES members.
    In this Q&A session, you will have the chance to understand and debate the true power behind smart cities and what it takes, from the administration side, to move forward towards an impactful smart city project supported on leadership and strategy.

    James Noakes recently joined Belfast City Council as a City Innovation Broker working on the city’s exciting smart city programme and supporting the £350m Belfast City Deal.
    Prior to this, for several years, he was an Assistant Mayor of Liverpool with responsibility for city services focusing on waste, transport, infrastructure, and grounds maintenance including Liverpool’s smart city programme.
    He oversaw £2bn in infrastructure investment and brought a range of innovative approaches to the city. James is a frequent international speaker and writer on environment, sustainability, smart city and Internet of Things issues.
    He is a practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
    James is always interested to hear from those engaged in sustainability, technology, environment, smart cities, urban regeneration, service design or travel/transport.



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    COVID-19 and the era of the Smart Health in Smart Cities

    COVID-19 and the era of the Smart Health in Smart Cities

    With the COVID-19 taking over the world, countries shutting down and people becoming aware of the effects of a global Pandemia in Economy and society in general, we can observe also that this is a war with brand new tools, technological and data related. Smart Health is featured in this episode of our Podcast with one of our experts, Margarida Bajanca, Economist and for years working with governments and institutions for healthcare and education areas. She is also one of the ZOOM GLOBAL SMART CITIES ASSOCIATION co-founders.

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    Smart Israel

    Smart Israel

    Israel is an amazing country, full of creativeness and innovation and also lots of challenges because of the political and tense situation within the region. But that region has always been tense and problematic so, despite that, it is possible to see people from all believing’s, colors, races, and social positions, enjoying life and sharing the same space in a peaceful way.

    If there is a smart country ranking, Israel would be definitely in the first positions and the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are also featured for different reasons of course. Tel Aviv is young and vibrant, full of creativeness, freedom, party, fashion and lifestyle. Jerusalem is the center of the religious world with the confluence of thousands of pilgrims, tourists, scholars, and researchers from all over the world.

    In this episode I talked with one of my Israeli friends that are working with smart cities in the country, Eddie Bet Hazavdi used to work in the Minister of Energy where he was head of the Department of Energy Conservation and Smart Cities.

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    What about Caldas da Raínha? One creative haven in Portugal.

    What about Caldas da Raínha? One creative haven in Portugal.

    Have you ever heard about this Portuguese city called Caldas da Raínha? Probably not, but today you will know a little bit more about this incredibly smart and creative city. It has just received the UNESCO stamp for creative arts and crafts, but Portuguese people know Caldas da Rainha for a long time also because of the outstanding thermal water, beaches, and natural food.

    Caldas da Raínha is one of our ZOOM GLOBAL SMART CITIES Association delegation in. Portugal, is also where we can find Nicola Henriques, the mind behind one of the most interesting creative hubs in Portugal, Silos Contentor Criativo.

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    • 28 min
    Smart City Virus

    Smart City Virus

    Do you know Wuhan was one of the first Smart Cities in China?

    The city was featured in 2012 in the Smart City World Congress Barcelona and was deploying a lot of smart infrastructure and projects to become a global top smart city in...2020!!

    The Chinese word for "crisis" it's a combination of the characters "danger" +"opportunity" so, this Corona Virus crisis must be an opportunity also to turn cities around the world safer and healthier. And the Chinese have the right technology to contribute to this reality.´

    In this episode, I will talk about the strategic position of Wuhan in China and in the world right now.

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    Permanent Quest

    Permanent Quest

    "We live in a permanent Clash with heartless boundaries and creative ways of ignoring and avoid problems that surround us, and with this, creating even more problems for the rest of the world."

    In this episode #2, I bring a reflexion about what may be happening in cities around the world, we need to start solving problems fast.

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