Smart Cities – More Than Just Gigabytes

by | Apr 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

Carl Bodimeade of Hatch Mott MacDonald will be presenting on approaches to leverage city infrastructure, services and planning to maximize socio-economic benefits.

I’ll be going. If you want to too – below the picture of the DVP is the announcement:


Toronto DVP

TABE Luncheon: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Smart Cities – More Than Just Gigabytes

Carl Bodimeade, SVP Hatch Mott MacDonald

Smart Cities conjures up images of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) centric cities, creating the perception that technology will shape our urban futures in the world, in which urbanization is an undeniable trend. Technology will indisputably be an essential enabler; however, it takes more than bits and bytes to make a city “smart”. We believe our urban futures are being shaped by very powerful contradictions: resistance vs resilience, doing more with less vs doing more with more, centralisation vs de-centralisation, etc. Examples from the GTA, and other cities will be used to demonstrate how advances in ICT, “big data” and innovative approaches can be leveraged in city infrastructure, services and planning to maximize socio-economic benefits and address some of their most pressing problems.

Carl Bodimeade has over 30 years of experience in project management, engineering and planning for a wide range of projects in the water & wastewater, urban infrastructure and brownfield development, and power sectors. He is Senior Vice President of Hatch Mott MacDonald, responsible for strategy and business development of the Canadian business unit. Carl is regularly invited to participate in expert panels on infrastructure funding, the value of water, sustainability and urban resiliency. He has also contributed to several thought-leadership reports on the water and urban sustainability. As a member of the Infrastructure Committee of the Toronto Board of Trade, Carl helped develop policy positions and advocated for the strong infrastructure important to the GTA’s economic competitiveness.

Location:

Industry Canada Board Room, 151 Yonge St., 3rdfloor.

Date:

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Time:

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Cost:

TABE and CABE members in good standing $30, Others $50. A light lunch will be available.

PLEASE USE THE WEB SITE FOR REGISTRATIONS www.cabe.ca/TABE . Registration closes 6 p.m. Monday, May 18th. Charges include HST. (TABE HST number: R124389990)

How to make a purchase: http://www.cabe.ca/store_video

Please note that TABE events are administered under the Chatham House Rule. For an explanation of this rule click on the accompanying link: https://www.cabe.ca/chatham

Meeting arranged by Natasha Apollonova

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