Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities - Part of the Mayor Of London's Climate Ac...

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As part of the Mayor of London's initiative, London Climate Action Week, this mini-conference will reflect on urban living and the opportunities that are being created in taking positive steps to mitigate Climate Change and improve our social wellbeing. Technology, innovation and citizen engagement are key. The mini conference offers discussion on various facets of the smart & sustainable city, such as renewable & sustainable sources of clean & affordable energy; transport, waste, sustainability, health, social, culture and heritage; technology, data and digital innovation; the built environment, building efficiency & infrastructure; the public, the private and the people.

An esteemed gathering of renowned experts from a wide range of sectors are giving their time and knowledge to share their views and experience in exploring how we can best develop smart and more connected cities using practical solutions to complex city problems and therefore reduce the risk of climate change. From AI, energy, engineering and European ‘smart’ projects, to the law, tax and investment, this event will inform on how the Public-Private-People can collaborate in achieving much needed innovation and policy to achieve clean, safe & sustained living.

From Energy Networks & Women In Sustainability, hosted by RSM the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders.

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12 pm – Registration

12.30 - Conference Opening: Alicia Green - Policy Analyst - Planning & Environment - Renewable UK

Opening/Keynote SpeechColwyn Elder - Chief Planning Officer Futerra

Talk/PresentationSarah Toy - CEO - Sarah Toy Consulting: To include: the 100RC Programme & exploring the value of using a “resilience” lens to tackle climate change: working with PwC/DFID reviewing their digital transformation and Infrastructure for Cities for Economic Growth Programme. Insights from work with Anthropocene Actions CIC.

Panel 1 – How Technology & Best Practice Helps Us to Make the Difference - Consumer Engagement, Prosumers and Affordable Clean Energy for All, Data Analytics Management, Sustainable Power Sources and Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Solar PV/Energy Storage/Air Source Heat Pumps, How the Grid System and Market will evolve in the future - Controllability of the grid system, access to data, unlocking value for consumers and what changes might be needed to embrace and facilitate the transformation.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Dr Ulrika Wising - Head of Solar & Storage - Macquarie
  • Shivali Mathur - Senior Business Development Manager - Future Energy Markets – Daikin Airconditioning UK
  • Maria McKavanagh - CIO - Verv
  • Claire Spedding - Director - National Grid Smart & Advisory Board Member at Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS)
  • Alicia Green - Policy Analyst - Planning & Environment - Renewable UK

Comfort break – 15 mins

Talk/PresentationLinda Chandler - CEO - HyperLocal Cities To include: In the myriad of definitions and initiatives around ‘smart cities’, we sometimes get distracted by the technology rather than the outcome. The antidote to this is to design cities around the people and focus on what citizens have always wanted – quality of life, education and jobs. The real challenge for a smart city, in the face of increasing urbanisation and environmental challenges, is to improve the quality of life and the sustainability of the community for all.

Panel 2 – How Sustainable Practices Can Improve our Quality of Life - Built Environment/Infrastructure, Art, Culture & Heritage, Diversity and Inclusion, Energy from Waste and Associated Policies, Sustainable Initiatives – from Wi-Fi boosters into street-lamp columns to Fully Integrated Systems that Control Traffic Flows, CCTV and analyse hot-spots for Crime, Retail, Leisure, etc., Supporting Residents to understand Digital Services, Can Smart Assets assist with the Social Care Agenda or provide better Waste Collection and Management Services, Available Government Support, Transitioning Policies and Requirements - Case studies.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Linda Chandler - CEO – HyperLocal Cities
  • Sarah Toy - CEO – Sarah Toy Consulting
  • Julieta Cuneo - Policy Manager – Policy Connect
  • Harriet Parke - Senior Consultant – Eunomia Research & Consulting
  • Lucy Latham - Programme Lead – Julie's Bicycle/ROCK - part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme
  • Alicia Green - Policy Analyst - Planning & Environment - Renewable UK

Comfort break – 15 mins

Talk/PresentationMona Dajani - Partner - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP To include: Global Practice on Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Portfolio Acquisitions, Tax Equity, construction and/or restructuring for government and private clients involving energy and infrastructure projects. Syndicated Loan and debt capital markets transactions, export credit agencies and other government guaranteed financing and risk insurance programs; and arranging capital for new and established energy and infrastructure companies

Panel 3 – How Private Sector Investment Is Improving Public Sector Services - Operational Sustainability and Environmental Management - Private & Public Sector Investments and Collaboration in Smart City initiatives, Legal and Tax implications for Electronic Communications Networks, from IoT to M2M, Cyber Security to EV's, Data Privacy to Infrastructure Investments - Through the Multi-Region Assistance Project-Revolving Investment for Cities in Europe (MRA-RICE) programme, Partner Cities developed a blueprint of the City Fund – a flexible framework that can be adopted by cities across the EU as the basis for a financial instrument for urban development. Amber Infrastructures LEEF & MEEF Funds are highlighted as examples and are discussed here.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Joanne Patrick - MEEF Director - Amber Infrastructure Group – (MEEF - The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund)
  • Sheena McGuinness - Tax Partner – RSM UK Group LLP
  • Mona Dajani - Partner – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Amy Stray - Senior Associate - Osborne Clarke LLP
  • Jenni Sainthouse - Associate - Bird & Bird LLP


5.45pm Wrap Up - Networking Drinks Reception until 8pm

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