25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Stefano Scalera
Agenzia del Demanio

Stefano Scalera is the Head of the Agenzia del Demanio(Italian StateProperty Agency) since November 2011. Stefano is also member of theBoard of Directors of the National Agency for the administration of assetsconfiscated to organized crime. He is also member of the ULI (Urban LandInstitute) Europe Advisory Board, a non-profit organization for research andeducation whose aim is the sustainable use of land. Before that he wasExecutive General Manager in charge of the state assets managementpolicies within the Department of Treasury from July 2008 to October 2011.In 2008, he was Secretary-General of the Authority for the Supervision ofPublic Contracts for Works, Services and Supplies. He was Head of theTechnical Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy and Finance from 2005 to2007.Author of various publications on the subject of financial markets and realestate, his research interest include Public debt, e-procurement and EuropeIntegration.

Smart Initiatives Across Italian Cities

United Nations forecasts that over the next 20 years cities will account for 75% of World GNP, 2/3 of the population and use up 90% of resources. This will require new (smart) urban models to strategically manage natural resources, services and mobility, in order to guarantee a higher standard of living, a sustainable development, accessibility to the city life not only for youth but also for the ageing population (i.e. quality of life). Hence, Smart Cities cannot just be a technological challenge but they must be, above all, a social challenge, while balancing the development of urban systems with the surrounding territory. There are many examples of smart urban solutions, though a Smart City that can be defined as such in all aspects is yet to come. Several Italian cities, such as Milan, Turin, Bologna, Naples and Bari, are involved in smart initiatives monitored by the Italian Smart City National Observatory at the National Association of Italian Municipalities, building partnerships with universities, enterprises and public administrations to develop solutions useful to address urban and social issues by making technologies available to the citizens.