Strategies to Achieve Smart and Accessible Cities


Today’s Smart Cities, in both the global north and the global south, are making the digital divide larger not smaller. They are not fully accessible for persons with disabilities and older persons. Cities face a growing set of physical, social, and economic challenges. Innovation and technology provide solutions and tools to address these challenges and support greater resilience. This session brings together global leaders from government, industry, and civil society to share strategies and tools that can help address barriers to digital inclusion in today’s Smart Cities. These strategies will help ensure that Smart Cities worldwide, their policies, programs, and growing technology investments, will not leave behind persons with disabilities and older persons.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner