The theme of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 is: “Better City, Better Life”, referring to the common wish for better living standards in future urban environments. Through different sub-themes, Expo 2010 will create blueprints for future cities and harmonious urban life styles. Smart buildings, smart grids that will create greater energy efficiency, intelligent transport systems that can get our cities moving again, multimedia conferencing systems and teleworking technologies that will reduce travel : ICTs have an important role in urban sustainability. ITU is working on many fronts to foster the use of green ICTs to reduce green house gases. This ITU workshop particularly aims at capturing student visions of the role for ICTs in providing for urban sustainability. The workshop is calling for original academic presentations offering innovative approaches addressing this challenge (submission deadline : 15 March) and a prize fund totaling $10,000 will be awarded to the three best presentations.
Shanghai World Expo 2010
14 May 2010