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SMART CITIES TO BENEFIT FROM NEW INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TASK FORCE

The first meeting of a new joint task force to coordinate international standardization for smart cities was held last week to discuss global learnings from the COVID-19 crisis and highlight the scale and urgency of the challenge
Cities, municipalities and local governments are at the forefront in coping with the COVID-19 crisis, and standards are an invaluable tool to support them, said ISO Secretary-General Sergio Mujica
“IEC, ISO and ITU can offer global solutions to cities and their citizens that can be adapted to meet every community’s context and needs,” he said. “But we need to take accelerated common actions
IEC General Secretary Philippe Metzger said: “Only truly smart cities will be able to leverage technologies and data, facilitated by international standards, to cope with the momentous challenges we face today, ranging from the long-term impact of climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic