2021 PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
2021 PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
The historic centre of Quito is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved in the Americas. Quito and Kraków, Poland, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, in 1978.
The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century, but the area was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. Re-established Buda became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. The Battle of Mohács, in 1526, was followed by nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule. After the reconquest of Buda in 1686, the region entered a new age of prosperity, with Pest-Buda becoming a global city after the unification of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest on 17 November 1873, with the name 'Budapest' given to the new capital. Budapest also became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. The city was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered by many academics to have been the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called ``the Athens of the Middle Ages``. Its turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (established in 1861). The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.
Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans, and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded by many as the first ever Imperial city and metropolis.
Founded as Byzantion by Megarian colonists in 660 BCE, and renamed as Constantinople in 330 CE, the city grew in size and influence, becoming a beacon of the Silk Road and one of the most important cities in history. It served as an imperial capital for almost sixteen centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204), Latin (1204–1261), Byzantine (1261–1453), and Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before its transformation to an Islamic stronghold following the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE. In 1923, after the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara replaced the city as the capital of the newly formed Republic of Turkey. In 1930 the city's name was officially changed to Istanbul, an appellation Greek speakers used since the eleventh century to colloquially refer to the city.
Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah. It is now mainly a service city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).
The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe's orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.
Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC by the Carthaginian Hasdrubal the Fair as Qart Hadasht (Phoenician, meaning 'New Town'), the same name as the original city of Carthage. The city had its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.
Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.
RECI began to take shape in June 2011 with the signing of the 'Manifest for Smart Cities. Innovation for progress', whose commitment was to create an open network to promote the economic, social and business progress of cities through innovation and knowledge, relying on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The Network was formally constituted in June 2012 in Valladolid and is currently chaired by the mayor of Hospitalet de Llobregat, Nuria Marín Martinez.
ITS-Arab Architecture Working Group consists of international Public and Private ITS experts with the required knowledge, skill and resource to meet the required objective. As Chair of the ITS-Arab Architecture Working Group our long term strategy is to support ISO ITS Architecture. The short term strategy is to focus on one or two Arab countries to develop and test the ITS Architecture, while consulting with local and international experts. This approach will provide both the required focus and the balanced feedback to ensure a successful ITS Architecture development.
The most important project of the Eastern Institute is the Economic Forum in Krynica. Over the period of more than ten years, the Forum has become an important and recognized event in this part of Europe. In its efforts related to the Forum, the Eastern Institute is supported by the Programme Council. The Council sets the content and programme of the Forum, and gives direction to its further development.
SIMUS works with many of the cities of Latin America through MUSAL, the Network of Leading Cities in Sustainable Urban Mobility. MUSAL was created in 2014 in Lima within the framework of our IV SIMUS Best Practices Congress and I Summit of Leading Cities in Sustainable Urban Mobility.
We work through cooperation to implement projects, increase the competitiveness of our partners and generate synergies that enhance the development of a real Smart City model.
The FIWARE Community is an independent Open Community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the FIWARE platform) but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. As such, individuals and organizations committing relevant resources in FIWARE Lab activities or activities of the FIWARE Accelerator, FIWARE Mundus or FIWARE iHubs programmes are also considered members of the FIWARE community.
GIZ works flexibly to deliver effective and efficient solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
For GIZ, the 2030 Agenda is the overarching framework that guides its work, which it implements in close cooperation with its partners and commissioning parties.
Global events partnerships
Public transportation is undergoing a marked transformation; adoption of smart technology and a shift in focus to interoperable transport networks are making transit faster, easier and more efficient for both passengers and operators. So how can we accelerate this change and take advantage of the latest innovations?
The show will feature discussions on disruptive trends, challenges and opportunities from the world of mobility. Witness an impressive display of future-tech automobile concepts and smart technologies contributing towards a two-point agenda – The Future of Mobility & Dubai 2030
América Latina es la región más urbanizada del mundo según UN-Habitat y la tasa de población urbana en el continente alcanzará el 89% en 2050. El número de ciudades en la región ha aumentado seis veces en 50 años, pero el proceso de urbanización fue Intenso e incontrolado. Más de 100 millones de residentes en la región están expuestos a niveles inseguros de contaminación del aire y están perdiendo un tiempo precioso en sus autos, algunos gobiernos están tratando de solucionarlo, pero los cambios toman tiempo. Las ciudades han comenzado a desarrollar iniciativas para organizar sistemas de transporte público basados en autobuses, de implementación más rápida y económica, mientras que los sistemas de metro y tranvías son excepciones en algunas ciudades, a menudo insuficientes debido a la demanda de pasajeros.
Por otro lado, el sector privado está desarrollando muchas innovaciones de vehículos eléctricos, autobuses, bicicletas o aplicaciones para compartir automóviles que transformarán a América Latina.
Celebramos nuestra Cumbre de movilidad de Latam en la Ciudad de México cada año y, por primera vez en 2019, realizaremos una Cumbre de movilidad de Colombia en Medellín.
The agenda of the 5G Forum, which includes 30 keynotes and panels, has been announced today in the City of Malaga by the Councillor for Innovation and New Technologies, Mario Cortés, and by the CEO of Medina Media Events, Ricardo Medina, who organizes the event.
One of the objectives of the 5G Forum is to become a reference forum in which, two months after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, companies present their novelties and projects in a less frenetic and much more personalized way to a very specialized public, limited to 250 attendees.