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2nd Smart Tehran Congress: Urban Managers Looking at Smart Solutions

2nd Smart Tehran Congress: Urban Managers Looking at Smart Solutions 2nd Smart Tehran Congress: Urban Managers Looking at Smart Solutions

As is the norm in metropolises in most countries, transforming the Iranian capital into a smart city has been a priority of Tehran Municipality. Under ex-mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi, the TM held a congress it called ‘Smart Tehran’. The pronounced aim was to promote the application of modern technologies in urban development.
The second edition of the congress is slated for Dec. 5-11. With the date fast approaching, Tehran City Council, mayor-elect Pirouz Hanachi and other urban decision makers met Monday to outline plans for the Second Smart Tehran Congress, the event’s website, Smart-Tehran.ir reported.
Chairman of Tehran City Council Mohsen Hashemi referred to the role and significance of modern technologies in urban development. “Providing decision-makers timely and updated information from smart monitoring systems can help them make informed decisions to address pressing urban issues,” he told the conferees.
Smart technologies can be employed for monitoring air quality, traffic flow and water and power distribution networks, to name a few. According to Hashemi, if urban managers have real-time access to key information they will be able to better address urban issues.
 

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