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Smart Cities for Good

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Smart Cities for Good showcases inspiring projects that make our cities more accessible for all citizens - using IoT (Internet of Things) technoloy and crowd sourced data capture. Our guest presentations is followed by an open discussion about some of the challenges to creating smarter cities such as issues around ethical data collection and usage.

Conor Cahill is CEO of Fluidedge and inventor of the awardwinning Liberty Bell which is the 2017 Winner Colorado Dept of Transportation International RoadX Bicycle/Pedestrian Challenge and 2016 and 2017 Winner Smart Dublin Cycling Challenge Phase 1 and 2. Liberty Bell is a Smart Auditing System for Clever Cities. It's is a low cost, technical solution that simplifies the gathering and centralisation of qualitative data about the movement of bicyclists and pedestrians through a city. It captures data that can help us understand what makes people feel safe or unsafe while bicycling and walking. Analysing the issues is the first step to making cities more seamliess and getting more people out of cars and moving on foot or on bicycle.

Lye Ogunsanya was previously Project Coordinator for Smart Dublin and Connect Centre for Future Comms in Trinity College, he now works on Humanitarian innovation projects in Ireland and the Middle-east. He is Co-Founder of SeaPark one of Dublin first Smarter Cities social enterprises and Hackaccess Winner 2017.

Seaprk provides real time availabilty information about accessible parking spaces. It offers users real time occupancy data and provides data trends and compliance information to local governments and businesses. Seaprk harnesses technology to open up a city to all inhabitatnts and addresses one of the most pressing urban challenges faced by citizens with mobility issues who need access to car park spaces.

Fearghal Campbell is the Smart Cities Project Lead at See.Sense bringing a background in law, data analytics and consulting to the role. He is currently working in conjunction with Smart Dublin and Dublin City Council on a pilot project within the city. The project sees 500 See.Sense ICON lights being distributed to cyclists around the city, using the inbuilt sensor technology to collect a range of information on cycling conditions in the city; including journey analysis, dwell times and road surface quality, as well as real-time cyclist perception data. Similar projects are taking place in a number of other cities across the UK and Australia.

See.Sense is a technology company with a love for cycling. See.Sense firmly believes that increasing cycling participation is one of the best things that we can do for our cities. But there are challenges, especially for urban cyclists. They designed ICON to help cyclists meet these challenges. See.Sense's ICON is the only intelligent bike light in the world that reacts to your environment. It uses advance sensor technology to detect changes in speed, flashing lights and is faster at junctions and in filtering traffic.