CIB Smart City Road Map and Vision

Miimu Airaksinen, Isabel Pinto-Seppä, Terttu Vainio, Aapo Huovila

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    Urbanization had been rapid, currently 54% of the global population lives in cities and it is projected to rise to 70% by 2050. New cities have emerged, and hundreds are expected to be built in coming years. Cities are also engines of economic growth, accounting for 80 % of the global GDP (UN habitat 2015). But they also consume around 75 % of global primary energy and responsible for 70 % of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (UN Habitat 2015, EIP SCC). All sectors associated with urbanization (transport, building construction and maintenance, housing, waste management, energy, etc.) are registering trends that raise sustainability issues. Urbanization trends pose a need for strategic and innovative approaches to urban design, planning, management and governance. The accompanying trends in technologies play a significant role in 21st Century urbanization as technologies are increasingly supporting business functions, city logistics and grids, transport, delivery of basic services, environmental management systems, government operations, data-driven industries like finance, and people-topeople interactions. CIB Task Group 88 has created smart city roadmap were the main findings were following. Technologies have a crucial role and potential in address the urban challenges, presenting new opportunities and smart approaches for the global community to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Due to climate change and lack of critical resources energy management and technologies to transform our cities low carbon becomes important. Digitalisation and new technologies enables us to use more and more data in real time. In addition internet of things makes it possible to use, combine and enrich data from many different sources. The future city actors and stakeholders are changing internet of things to internet of meaningful information. New technologies enable also service based solutions. Future construction business is in transformation. Construction will change to services: living as a service, energy as a service, urban environment as a service. Future smart cities are sustainable and resilient and they are constructed from self-healing materials and systems. Zero carbon resource efficient solutions are created without compromising peoples’ well-being.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationCreating built environments of new opportunities
    EditorsKalle Kähkönen, Marko Keinänen
    PublisherTampere University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3740-0, 978-952-15-3741-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventCIB World Building Congress 2016: Intelligent Built Environment for Life - Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 30 May 20163 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 20

    Publication series

    SeriesTampere University of Technology: Department of Civil Engineering: Construction Management and Economics. Report


    ConferenceCIB World Building Congress 2016
    Abbreviated titleWBC16


    • smart city
    • sustainability
    • energy
    • buildings
    • urban planning
    • traffic


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