Pilot Scheme 1

 

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1): achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together?

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Introduction

The European Commission is supporting our EUSEW 2014 Energy Day Event (23rd June in Tervuren) on "Pilot Scheme 1: achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together?" This is our third participation in EUSEW. To register, please visit the link Pilot Scheme 1.

We shall explore the complexities of interdisciplinary integration. The roundtable shall therefore be an informal discussion between stakeholders from all backgrounds interested in achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life. New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) National Representations (or their delegates in Brussels) are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop since each National Representation is responsible for its own PS-1 national organisation, supervision and development. 

We shall never achieve sustainable energy by focussing exclusively on sustainable energy.

The hard reality that fragmented projects or initiatives - implying fragmented governance - have limited impact is beginning to sink in. And what do I mean by useful impact? The impact that is needed for us human beings: on sustainability. And what is sustainability? Or rather, what kind of sustainability is needed for us human beings? Well being and quality of Life. Achieve and sustain World Society Well Being and Quality of Life - the Third Millennium’s Top Priority – achieve and sustain all the interactive components that together make up world society well being and quality of life. NOT the other way round.  

The issues we are faced with today (energy, environment, migration, conflicts, water, food, health, the elderly, jobs, ...) are by no means exclusively national or continental (e.g. European) but typical multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenges that can only be appropriately managed through New Global Governance (coordinated holistic interactive bottom-up top-down integrated interdisciplinary governance) that in turn requires integrated interdisciplinary education. So there is a need to develop the citizens’ integrated interdisciplinary potential. This is the New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) that integrates the Education of Tomorrow with the Governance of Tomorrow. The NCBP is an ongoing worldwide initiative with already 130 countries participating to achieve and sustain the 3rd Millennium’s top priority: world society well being and quality of life. This means integrating the bubbles together. Please see http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/Activities/NCBP/NCBP.htm.

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Pilot Scheme 1

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) is a complex generic interactive project with city stakeholders (i.e. the inhabitants who are all students in fact since everybody learns everyday all their lives) partially based on simulation that tries to understand, achieve and sustain City Society Well Being and Quality of Life (CSWBQoL) that is embedded in the New Capacity Building Programme and the National Representation's direct responsibility.

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) has multiple parts.

There is first a need to listen to the citizen, to the population, to the inhabitants of the city. How to listen is a vital point and is far from obvious. By properly listening to the inhabitants' concerns, interests and hopes, an atmosphere of trust can be created. This newly acquired confidence opens doors and may considerably facilitate the exploration of the unknown and the introduction of new solutions and new (smart) technology. The city society well being and quality of life (CSWBQoL) profile is created through both customised interactive software where each can respond from home and direct face to face conversations if the citizen accepts the interview thus respecting the citizens' intimacy and privacy.

Before assessing the CSWBQoL, there is necessarily a need to define and achieve a national consensus on both what is meant by WBQoL and how to evaluate the citizens' well being and quality of life throughout the country, including the villages, towns and cities. 

Part I

i. National working definition of Well Being and Quality of Life

The National Representation organises this task with the help of key stakeholders including the media. The definition shall be used everywhere in the country (villages, towns, cities, rural areas, ...)

ii. National standard methodology for national well being and quality of life assessment 

The National Representation organises this task with the help of key stakeholders including the media. the national standard methodology shall be applied everywhere in the country. 

If i and ii are ready, the country is already set for the Pre-Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life. Ideally, all countries should wait till each has its own national WBQoL definition and Standard National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Assessment Methodology to be presented for the Pre-Summit on WSWBQoL that is needed to reach a world consensus on a working WBQoL definition and Standard Methodology, but waiting for around 260 countries shall create enormous delays. [Please see Governance of Tomorrow]. This said, if everything can be holistically activated, why not?

Part II

Choosing one village (town or city) as a representative Pilot City for a given country. Multiple locations can also be chosen. This can be discussed. 

Part III

Pilot City Mass Data mining. Identifying all the interactive components that together make up CSWBQoL. Each of these components is a tangible network or bubble (energy, energy efficiency, energy grid, transport, environment, pollution (atmospheric, noise), climate change, social, food, waste, sewage, artistic, scientific, medical, children, adolescents, students, the elderly, buildings (including retrofitting and refurbishing), architecture, cultural, linguistic, ICT, urbanism, administration, economy, finance, education, religious, political, other, etc… ) in a sea of intangibles. Sorting out the data. Feeding the data into one model. There is a need to explore these networks in order to understand how they interact on the whole. This not only helps in finding the underlying aetiology of CSWBQoL problems but also in offering adequate treatment including smart technology if/where/when needed. In other words, PS-1 considers the city as a patient.

Part IV

Creating a virtual interactive model with the inhabitants based on this data. This shall mean management and integration of Big Data. If a virtual model can adequately reflect CSWBQoL, then it can be used to make predictions as to the potential benefits of adding in extra bubbles like smart technology before investing into real concrete applications. PS-1 thus has a high educational value and illustrates the fundamental point that fragmented or partial projects implying partial governance are not sustainable and necessarily fail. And by failing, I mean having little impact on CSWBQoL and therefore little impact on the Third Millennium’s Top Priority. This means that for any fragmented initiative to succeed, it must be interconnected to all the other traditionally “discarded” fragments in the same project. PS-1 is an example of New Global Governance at City level.

Part V

State of the art Pilot City Society Well Being and Quality of Life (CSWBQoL) Profile based on interactive model and informal face to face conversations with the citizen. The CSWBQoL Profile shall discuss with the citizen how to improve and sustain his/her well being and quality of life.   

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NCBP National Representations are at the heart of Pilot Scheme 1 organisation in their respective countries. 

PS-1 has a formidable interdisciplinary multicultural integrating potential. In Belgium, the first Pilot City shall be Brussels, the Capital of Europe. The Flemish and French speaking Belgian citizens and institutions working together towards a common objective: Brussels Society Well Being and Quality of Life! If this can succeed, this would be a formidable victory. To many, Brussels/Belgium doesn’t have the political maturity to represent the capital of Europe and Belgium’s reputation has been plagued by its chronic politico-linguistic problems. As a Pilot City, Brussels would be an example for many to follow on this planet and Belgium would acquire international respect. This same pattern can be applied to all the villages, towns, cities in the world. 

The European Commission is supporting our EDEs (Energy Day Events) devoted to PS-1 during the EUSEW 2014 for the whole month of June giving us an international platform and wide publicity for presenting our ideas to the public. The month of June shall be devoted to interactive discussions with city stakeholders (i.e. the inhabitants), listening to their concerns, interests and hopes, exploring the highly complex dynamic interdisciplinary architecture of a city and its impact on the citizens’ welfare, identifying its components and seeing how all the bubbles can be integrated together, coordinating and synchronising the different areas of expertise that are needed for a city such as Brussels. PS-1 has high marketing value because the algorithm could be applied to any village/town/city in the World and has in fact attracted the attention of international technology and large industries

There shall be an open public interactive discussion devoted to "Pilot Scheme 1" on Monday 23rd June from 15.00hrs to 17.00hrs. 

Deadline for registrations is 20th June.  Registration fee: 5 euros.

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BRUSSELS: First Pilot City

The procedure is basically the same as for the above. 

i. There is a need to prepare a Pilot Scheme 1 presentation before the City/Region of Brussels. This means preliminary contacts with all the Communes including all their institutions (universities, academies, schools, administration, ...) and key interfaces that have direct interactions with the population.  

ii. Presentation of Pilot Scheme 1 Project before all the Mayors and Institutional Directors in Brussels, the Media, ... It is important to understand that the identification of the deliverables shall form part of the Project itself; you could therefore say that Pilot Scheme 1 consists of two parts, the proto-PS-1 and the final PS-1. This shall be relayed to all the other National Representations in the New Capacity Building Programme for coordination and synchronisation.  

iii. There shall be a need to get all the Universities, academies, schools, ... together. Deans from ALL departments should get together and explore the common objective: how to achieve and sustain the Brussels’ citizen well being and quality of life? This shall force faculties – whatever the faculty - to make the link (that necessarily exists) with Society Well Being and Quality of Life in Brussels. There is a need to identify all the networks that together contribute to influencing the Brussels’ citizen well being and quality of life.

iv. For later, similar faculties/departments from different institutions must blend together. The final stage is blending all the faculties and departments into ONE. This is the idea behind the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP). This is what is behind the IIRC (International Interface Research Center). A completely new building may be created or existing Universities may be refurbished and adapted, which is less expensive. 

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GO, GO, GO ........!

NCBP National Representations must set to work! 

A National Representation Coordinator must be selected by the Team and recruitment of new members must begin not tomorrow but today!

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Registration: Please click here