The session focused on what key practitioners think “smart city” means in a South African — or specific city — context.
We looked at illustrations that applied (and even problematised) the concept, but also ones that began to give a sense of where we could be going with this idea. How can various actors in the civic tech space (techies, entrepreneurs, industry players, community residents, public duty-bearers, academics, etc.) contribute to smarter cities?
Minju No - Smart Cities expert: The World Bank
Phathizwe Malinga - CEO: Sqwidnet
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