Smart Cities Pavilion 2017-11-03T18:18:35+00:00

Smart Cities Pavilion

2017 Smart Cities Sponsors

By the year 2025, experts predict that approximately 58% of the world’s population–4.6 billion people–will live in urban areas. By 2050, they expect the urban populations to double, adding the equivalent of seven New York cities to the planet each year. In developed regions, this means urban residents may account for up to 81% of the total population.

Given these estimations, it is not surprising that global Smart Cities markets will increase to be valued at more than US $1.5 trillion by 2020. Likewise, it is no surprise then that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress 2017 is planning to continue the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility, how transportation is moving to the center of the Internet of Things (IoT), and how technological solutions and the IoT are rapidly challenging metropolises around the world.

The Future Envisioned

A highlight of the event and its Exhibit Hall this year will be the SMART CITIES PAVILION, a lynchpin collection of dynamic exhibitions highlighting some of the world’s best examples of Smart City solutions. These exhibitions will be experiential, allowing those who display to showcase their leadership and innovation and those who visit to see how cities across the globe are using technology to create their vision of next generation integrated mobility solutions in urban settings. With and through the themes of Urban Mobility, Engaged Citizenry, Smart Security, Economic Cluster, and Smart Democracy, these demonstrations will illustrate how transformative transportation and integrated mobility solutions are the epicenter of Smart Cities’ critical infrastructure, which seeks to provide seamless connectivity, improved systems delivery, and a better, more equitable quality of life for citizens. Anticipated display components include innovation related to traffic management, roadways, rail, parking, bike share, transit, car share, traveler information, connected and autonomous vehicles, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, dependencies on transportation, addressing equity issues, smart security, smart energy, smart buildings, smart healthcare, smart government, smart fleet, and more.

To date, the cities that will be participating as exhibiting communities within the Pavilion are:

  • Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
  • Columbus, Ohio (USA)
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Singapore