On October 12, second annual Smart City conference took place, focusing on the role of data in the development of smart cities. The conference was organized by RTU Science and Innovation centre, Tet and innovation movement VEFRESH, with support from Rīga and EIT Urban mobility.
During the conference, the representatives of the Rīga City Council had an opportunity to present various projects and activities in a special presentation session “Harnessing the Potential of Data: How Can Data Help Rīga Become Climate Neutral”.
Rīga is one of the 100 EU mission cities that plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. It is both an opportunity and a challenge that facilitates various processes of change. Within the framework of this session, the audience had the possibility to learn about projects in Rīga related to emission monitoring and modeling, the use of geospatial data, the involvement of citizens and the creation of internal support tools.
Jānis Ikaunieks (Rīga Energy Agency) gave presentation on how data can be used for sustainable solutions, Diāna Korbe (City Development Department) presented GEO RIGA: geospatial data platform for everyone, and Edgars Indriksons (Rīga Digital Agency) explained more about the data analytics in Rīga.