City Management

With increasing challenges like increasing urban population, traffic, waste management, illegal constructions etc, the need for efficient city management becomes all the more important. Geospatial technologies are playing a crucial role in managing the lifelines of the city and empowering the decision making ability of the municipalities and policy making authorities to better manage the city.

This theme will focus on:
  • Geospatial technologies for efficient and effective local governance
  • Integrated services to government, business and local users
  • Applications to empower emergency managers
  • Importance of SDIs for local governance
  • Challenges experienced in using geospatial for city management
Date: 15th May, 2013
Hall: Diamond Room 1
Time: 0900 – 1800 hrs

0900 – 1100 hrs - Session 1
Maloney Colette
Head - Smart Cities and Sustainability
Directorate-General for Communications
Networks, Content and Technology
European Commission
Astrid Elemans
Chief of Geoinformation Department
Municipality of The Hague
The Netherlands
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Marcelle Hattingh
Director Corporate Geo- Informatics
City of Johannesburg
South Africa
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Greg Babinski
KCGIS Center Project
Manager, King County
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Abdulhakim Abdulkarim Malik
Director of GIS Department
Dubai Municipality
Bio | Abstract| Presentation
Robert Widz
Business Unit Manager
Managing Director
EMEA Government, Intergraph® Poland
Bio | Abstract
1100 – 1230 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1230 – 1330 hrs - Lunch
1330 – 1530 hrs - Session 2
Shestakov Alexander Leonidovich
South Ural State University
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Herman de Haan
Geoinformation Specialist/Advisor
City of Delft
The Netherlands
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Nasser Al Boulushi
Spatial Data Division Director
Al Ain Municipality
Abu Dhabi
Eric Jeansson
GIS Manager
City Planning Authority
City of Gothenburg
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Prof. Renzhong Guo
Deputy Director - Urban
Planning, Land & Resources Commission, Shenzhen Municipality
Bio | Abstract| Presentation
Paolo Viskanic
Managing Director

Bio | Abstract | Presentation
1530 – 1600 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1600 – 1800 hrs - Session 3
J. Eric Lomeli, GISP
Sr. GIS Analyst/GIS Projects Coordinator
County of Bexar (Texas)
Bio | Abstract
Håkan Engman
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Agency9 AB
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Raf Buyle
Program Manager
The Netherlands
Bio | Abstract| Presentation
Erik Telldén
Plan Architect
Norrköping Municipality

Bio | Abstract
Dr. Mahavir
Head, Department of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Kofi Yeboah
GIS Manager
Accra Metropolitan
Bio | Abstract