A smart, knowledge based economy is the basis of an evolutionary society. Smart cities are not the buzz words that they may be determined to be by many skeptics.Smart cities pave a way to a safe, smart urban environment- the tenets of which are based upon knowledge, information and learning.
Not only it is necessary to identify the different ways women live in a city, but also to underline the active role a woman can have.
Intelligence is therefore key.
There is no "smart" in an environment without intellectual capital.
The scientific, technological and economic process needs to be combined with a new way of thinking which is inclusive towards science, technique and its ultimate use cases.
To make this happen, a huge investment will need to done in competency development. These competencies are not only basic but scientific, technological and knowledge based proficiency.
They are critical to inclusion in diversity in a smart city and to permit the arrangement of a recommendation plan in order to promote an intervention action with the goal of creating a foundation which is necessary to design processes of co-planning, worthy of a smart and a more inclusive city.
The inclusion of women is primary to the cause of smart ecosystems. Women will be the 80% of decision makers and influencers, they will also be 50% of direct users and in charge of smart decision making for their homes and families. This is the time for women to come forward to take charge of the ecosystem that can change their lives.
The Women in STEM Smart City Hackathon. Build Smart Apps for Women.
On Feb 18-19, 2016, Dubai will host women who will be the front runners in building smart ecosystems from the perspective of women. Register to be there whether you have technical skills or not. There is a role for everyone at http://hackathon.womeninstem.com/.