THE SMART CITY WORKSHOP EVENT ORGANISED BY FUTURE LAGOS AND HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG

UPDATE: The Smart City Workshop Attendance competition has been extended to Wednesday 2nd November 2016The event will still take place on Friday 4th November, 10am – 4pm.

smart-city-2[dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]n June 20, 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Smart City Lagos was signed between the City of Dubai and Lagos State Government, at the Emirate Towers in Dubai. The Lagos Smart City Project is described as an initiative ‘aimed at providing state-of-the art information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure to deliver social amenities: security, communication and collaboration.’

But what does this mean and how will Lagos become a smart city?

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This workshop will unpack the meaning of ‘smart’ within the context of Lagos and using Yaba as a case study, a design competition will be launched focusing on ‘smart’ culture, economy and mobility.

Date: Friday 4th, November 2016. 10am – 4pm

To Apply: If you would like to attend please send your opinions/ ideas of what a smarter Lagos could be to olamide@futurecapetown.com in 50 words or a 50 second audio recording by Friday 28th October 2016.

Urban practitioners, architects, artists, researchers, students, photographers, techies, sociologists, and entrepreneurs are welcome!