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Smart Cities for All at a Glance

January 2020 | Issue 1
G3ict and its global initiative, Smart Cities for All, continue to be active with cities and partners around the world. Explore our monthly 'Smart Cities for All at a Glance' newsletter and
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Project Update

Strategies, tools and partnerships for more inclusive cities worldwide

G3ict Seeks Consultant: Higher Education Technology & Accessibility Expert

G3ict is adapting its Smart Cities for All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model for use at higher education institutions. As a next step G3ict will pilot the maturity model with universities in the United States. G3ict is now looking to engage a consultant with expertise in accessibility, technology, and higher education institutions to support piloting the maturity model with universities. G3ict’s Maturity Model allows for the assessment of cities across 5 categories of variables critical to supporting inclusion while deploying technology and using data. Learn more about the opportunity and apply.

Smart Cities for All at Bipartisan Tech Policy Conference

G3ict Vice President and Managing Director of G3ict’s Smart Cities for All global initiative, James Thurston, was invited to speak at the Next Century Cities second annual Opportunities for Bipartisan Tech Policy Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.  The event convened local officials, policymakers, advocates, and other thought leaders from across the United States to discuss some of the most significant technology and telecommunications policy issues facing cities today. The goal of the event was to facilitate challenging conversations, find common ground, and determine action steps. James was the featured speaker focusing on the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in Smart Cities.

SC4A Digital Inclusion Video Series

Watch our series on Defining and Measuring Inclusive Smart Cities
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Listen to Megan Lawrence of Microsoft challenge cities to measure their progress in being both smart and inclusive. 
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Listen to Chicago Commissioner Karen Tamley speak on how cities must engage persons with disabilities early in their process of becoming smarter. 
Watch the complete interview with Megan Lawrence, Karen Tamley and James Thurston at the M-Enabling Summit 2019.

Save the Date

Meet the SC4A team at these upcoming events 
Tenth World Urban Forum logo. Text Abu Dhabi February 8-13

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum
February 8-13 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

G3ict and its global initiative, Smart Cities for All, will be participating at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum 2020 in Abu Dhabi. G3ict is partnering with the World Blind Union to organize a side event on inclusive urban environments. Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the inclusive nature of the Forum, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference and the premier international gathering on urban issues. Learn more about the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum. 
Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 on Digital Accessibility

Inclusive Africa Conference 2020
March 29-31 | Nairobi, Kenya

G3ict and Smart Cities for All are playing a key role at the inaugural Inclusive Africa Conference in Nairobi on March 30-31. This unique conference will provide a dynamic new forum in Africa to explore global best practices that improve accessibility and inclusion for all people, particularly persons with disabilities and older persons. Learn more about the Inclusive Africa Conference.
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Business for Smart Cities Expo Congress
April 22-24 | Kiev, Ukraine

James Thurston, G3ict Vice President and Managing Director of G3ict’s Smart Cities for All global initiative will be speaking at the 2nd Business for Smart Cities Expo & Congress. This gathering is a unique platform for decision makers of global companies and city leaders to find partners and solutions to their challenges by application of the Smart Cities concept. The conference will take place in Kiev on April 22‑24. Learn more about the Expo Congress in Kiev.

Important Resources

Access and explore the latest resources for smart cities on our website
Smart Cities for All Inclusive Innovation Playbook
The Digital Inclusion Maturity Model
Smart Cities for All Toolkit - Available in 10 Languages!
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About Smart Cities for All: G3ict and the Smart Cities for All initiative work to define the state of ICT accessibility in Smart Cities worldwide. All content within this newsletter is the property of G3ict and Smart Cities for All, unless otherwise stated. No part of this newsletter may be reproduced, transmitted or copied in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of G3ict and Smart Cities for All. © 2020 Smart Cities for All. All Rights Reserved. Read Privacy Policy.

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