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Green Networks: Connected Urban Development

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European Forum "Sharing initiatives for a green and connected city" - 27 May 2008 - Committee of the Regions, Brussels

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Green Networks: Connected Urban Development

  1. 1. Green Networks: Connected Urban Development Monique Meche Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs
  2. 2. Connected Urban Development Cisco initiative that embeds advanced information communication technology in urban infrastructure and management systems in order to reduce carbon emissions Broadband and Information Technology FACTS Began in 3 cities: San Francisco, Seoul, Amsterdam Total Cisco investment $15 million Expanded to Birmingham, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid Amsterdam project to save 76K tons of CO2 over 5 yrs Cities consume 75% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 80% of greenhouse gas emissions CUD vision to create a global community of cities committed to sustainability: achieving sustainability through innovation
  3. 3. Connected Urban Development Connected Urban Development Connected, Lower Emission Buildings Smart Work Centers Smart Public & Private Transportation and Traffic Management Cleaner, More Efficient Power Generation Smart Working Green Information Technology In Collaboration with MIT Cisco Confidential Copyright © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Internet Business Solutions Group
  4. 4. Connected Urban Development : Amsterdam Focus on Smart Work Centres Zwolle Almere Purmerend Haarlem Utrecht/A2 Amsterdam
  5. 5. Smart Work Center: Integrated Service Concept The first SWC is part of the Quality Centre, Almere, the Netherlands: FACTS Flexible work stations / conference rooms TelePresence facilities Child day care Centralized IT support Other employee services (bank, etc.)
  6. 6. All Cities: Personal Travel Assistant System Vision Travel Planning Collaboration Centers Option & Alternatives Calculators In-Route Dynamic Awareness Citizen Presence Digital Wallet and Mobility Accounts Travel Moments Schedules / Reservations Safety/Emergency
  7. 7. Call to Action <ul><li>What is your urban carbon footprint? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify what you can do to reduce your urban carbon footprint and join the discussion to share ideas/best practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected Urban Development online community thought leadership and online sessions at www.connectedurbandevelopment.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected Urban Development Global Conference Amsterdam, September 23 rd and 24 th 2008: “Broadband for Sustainability” </li></ul></ul>

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