The Connected City Blueprint 2017/18 serves as a guideline for cities and government authorities looking for support in the approach and development of their Connected City Plans. It includes valuable lessons to be learned from the most successful early adopters, and is a source for the broader wireless industry to better understand the challenges and opportunities the Connected City and Smart City ecosystem offers.
This latest edition also explores how different technologies can help cities develop their Connected City Plans to tackle urban challenges, whilst highlighting the need for engagement with and collaboration between the different stakeholders, including the Citizens, City Authorities, Private Sector Companies, Innovators and Entrepreneurs and Academia, in order to achieve success.
The Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB) develops, shares and promotes thought-leadership and practical framework for the social and economic development and sustainable operation of the Connected City ecosystem.
Internet connectivity, at its core, is a civilization changer on the same level as roadways, water systems and electric grids. It is redefining the way people interact with the world, access and share information, and improving the way we live work and play. It’s a universal, global need that supersedes economic status, language and location. Having a global connectivity infrastructure provides the real potential to transform civilization forever.
Build awareness, advocacy and global availability of Connectivity guided by the leadership of Connected Cities. These Cities will guide and mobilize the industry through the adoption of standards and best practices as defined by the shared knowledge of the Connected Cities Advisory Board (CCAB).
Charter of the Connected City Advisory Board
It’s a unique platform for City Managers and CIOs to knowledge-share challenges and opportunities in the development and execution of Smart Cities, establish best practice and determine a strategy to leverage public-private partnerships. This invitation-only CCAB group encompasses representatives from major governmental and industry associations that are involved in Connected and Smart City development.
Who Should Participate?
The membership of the CCAB consists of a select group of city CIOs and senior city and government officials along with invited industry experts and members of the WBA Board directors.
Goals of the Connected City Advisory Board
Promote the development of Connected City plans and blue prints, creation of public-private ecosystems and collaboration mechanisms for resource contributions and shared risks and rewards/incentives.
Recognize and disseminate information about the best practices, challenges and opportunities in the development and execution of Connected City plans.
Interact with and integrate unlicensed and licensed spectrum based services and business models to enable connectivity, Internet of Things and other relevant opportunities for connected city residents, visitors and businesses.
Create an environment for City Managers and CIOs to knowledge-share and create best practices with their counterparts in other cities.
Discuss ways to optimize technology delivery in the most practical manner possible to deliver the greatest societal benefit, to account for privacy and security concerns and to determine the best way to leverage public/private partnerships.