Space solutions for local authorities managing their towns and cities

Space solutions for local authorities managing their towns and cities Space solutions for local authorities managing their towns and cities
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    Local government, innovation, urban management, public infrastructure, decision making, transport, health, public space

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    Free of charge

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Local authorities across Europe face growing challenges in serving their local communities at a time of increasing pressure on their budgets and resources.

It is widely recognised that good public infrastructure can attract investors and businesses, and that clean, safe and dynamic cities help attract visitors, retain skilled workers, and harbour healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities. Delivering these with decreasing resources is a major challenge and innovative tools and solutions can offer significant resource and efficiency savings as part of the response.

This half-day, non-technical seminar organised by Eurisy will showcase innovative applications based on space technologies available for local authorities to use to help improve services to local communities and save resources. This is a seminar for local authorities to learn what is possible, what works well in other authorities and explore whether new solutions are available for other challenges.

First-hand experiences will be presented by local authority representatives using innovative applications to:

- make better-informed decisions for infrastructure development and management;
- manage public spaces more efficiently and ensure safety, with less resources;
- improve the offer of public services such as transport and public health to local communities; and engage with the local communities and promote civic participation.


9:00-9:15 Welcome and introductions

Colin Hicks, Eurisy President

9:15-9:55 Keynotes

The role of satellites applications in ensuring the sustainability of cities and towns in the next decades
Claire Jolly, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Smart cities and towns using satellite-derived solutions: an overview
Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), The Bartlett, University College London; Editor-in-Chief of Future Internet Journal

Questions and answers

9:55-10:30 Satellite applications developed within a European framework, for use in cities (1/2)

European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance (EMMIA): sustainable mobility solutions for cities
Jürgen Vogel, Coordinator of International Programmes, bavAIRia e.V., coordinator of EMMIA

The GoldenICE Project - improving the efficiency of salt-spreading/de-icing services and emergency call management on professional winter vehicles
Mauro Mattio and Massimo Gaido, S.A.E.T. Electronic Solutions

Questions and answers

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:40 Satellite applications developed within a European framework, for use in cities (2/2)

The SMART-WAY project - Galileo-based navigation in public transport systems with passenger interaction
Andreas Küster, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI

The Urban Atlas: an innovative tool for European cities
Questions and answers

11:40-12:50 Local authorities share good practice: examples of satellite applications in use

Managing the urban infrastructure and public services more efficiently:

Rotimi Ogunnubi, Technical Officer, Public Realm Environment & Regeneration, Islington County Council, UK

Chris Fowler, Network Design Manager, Transport for London, UK

Improving city attractiveness:

Dave Trew, Senior Air Quality Officer, Lewisham County Council, UK

Paul Clift, Chair of AirTEXT London Consortium, Islington County Council, UK

Questions and answers

12:50-13:00 Conclusions

Central Hall Westminster
Storey's Gate

The organisation of European Space Solutions is being led by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on delegation by the European Commission.