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Cities of the future: events, services, technology

Rome, 21/06/2005, National Conference
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This conference focused on the demands faced by the future city. Big cities will have to attract, involve and assimilate ever greater numbers of people, who, in turn, will be seeking ever greater efficiency without sacrificing beauty and cultural identity. In an increasingly multicultural environment, cities are searching for new tools to render diverse elements compatible: smooth production processes, pleasing aesthetics and social cohesion. The also have to succeed in attracting tourism and then to manage it in a sustainable fashion. Technology is taking on increasing importance, as are services, security and mobility, in this picture. Participants also discussed governance in tomorrow's cities, with particular regard to effective public-private collaboration.