Tinus Kruger, CSIR Research Group Leader: Housing and Urban Studies
The webinar focuses on smart cities within the South African context, with a view of sharing ideas and discussing challenges, opportunities and pressures faced by municipalities related to smart city initiatives. The webinar will include presentations as well as a facilitated discussion, structured around an ongoing CSIR research project on smart cities. The study highlights the fact that a South African interpretation of the smart city concept needs to be informed by local realities. To truly touch lives through innovation, the South African understanding of a smart city should be guided by the principle of inclusivity.