KEY TOPICS URBIS 2019
Smart development demands that the municipality has a clear idea about what a modern municipal quarter looks like – energy self-sufficient, climate resistant, easily accessed by transport, economically efficient and a place whose public space nudges inhabitants towards community activities. This approach will prevent fragmentation and sees the construction of such a neighbourhood as an urban whole, the final design of which brings together many different professionals. The result is a city that’s good to live in, that entices citizens to live in the city centre, and not out of town. The trade fair therefore represents both a tool for developers and for towns.
The smart city makes maximum use of data-led municipal administration and digital tools. The aim is to base decision-making on data and to be able to properly decide about how to best develop the whole city or specific locality. People have begun to talk about a digital twin, i.e. a digital version of the city, whose streets, utility infrastructure, greenery, and buildings will have their own digital reflection, which will enable the simulation of various scenarios for the renovation or construction of buildings. The trade fair will familiarise participants with the very latest possibilities of digital technology and their benefits for more cost-effective and timely municipal administration.
Everyone in central Europe is feeling the effects of climate change. The principal topics on the agenda will be: effective management of drinking water, cost-efficient management of rain water, waste water treatment and its energy evaluation, monitoring purity and water consumption, and the key prerequisites for retaining water in the landscape. Alongside these concepts will be presented advanced digital technology for climate change that will enable effective administration, digital planning, and targeted investment.
The future lies in a decentralized energy supply, i.e. in its decentralized production and storage, as well as its decentralized consumption. This difficult task will include an entire chain of innovative and technological or organisational tools for the administrators of transmission systems, producers and end users. This field will also require the processing of a broad range of data, big data, and the use of simulation tools to correctly set and tune the relationships between producers and consumers. The aim is always the same – energy self-sufficiency within a region and the elimination of transmission losses. The trade fair will be offering numerous energy solutions for urban-based companies and small municipalities.
A modern information and passenger handling system, loyalty programmes with gamification features, a wide offer of means of transport driven by environmentally friendly engines – these are the bases of a modern urban and interurban transport system. Sustainable transport rests on big data concerning the movement of vehicles and transport impacts within a region, combined with data from mobile operators, which will enable better planning of the transport provision and good decision-making on the types of transport and appropriate construction of new lines.
The trade fair will be presenting the very latest hardware and software tools for digitally planning transport across a region.