MA – Political Science and Public Policy

BA – Political Science


University of Cordoba



Dr. Tanya Kolobov – Israel


Deputy CEO and senior Strategic Advisor at “Tara, Strategic Consulting and Project Management Ltd.”



Nir Abudraham

The influence of the cultural difference in the city of Jerusalem, its development as a smart city.

The concept of "smart cities" or "cities of knowledge" draws its principles and values ??from the field of knowledge management and tries to find ways in which sustainable development and growth of cities in the 21st century can be contributed. Although cities have a long life span, many of them are no longer relevant and others can be much more attractive. Smart City is a city that encourages the creation, sharing, appreciation, renewal and constant updating of knowledge, through constant interaction between the city's residents and residents of neighboring cities. These interactions are actually the essence of the smart city, and are supported by the culture of sharing the knowledge of citizens with the organizational and interactive structure of the municipality.




A wise city must include all the generations in which the older generation holds the knowledge and experience that the young have not yet acquired; And his young generation has technological know-how that is innovative and up-to-date.


The studies that I have read testify to the advantages of smart cities, which operate according to a more innovative dynamic, when the city's residents are full partners in preventing the underlying change.


Therefore, in cities where there is a cultural difference between different population groups, the characteristics of the population must be analyzed so that the urban processes will be inspired by the population and be correct for the various population groups so that the city will develop as a smart city.






Smart cities that note that there are cultural differences within the city's population groups, advance and enable the exchange and renewal of knowledge within the city, between citizens and outside the city limits. In essence, the goal is to create and implement knowledge, to invent new ideas that will drive the production of products, processes and services that will advance the city.