About Bilal Saghir

Bilal Saghir is a Research Associate at the Center for Local Governance, a pioneer Saudi-based public policy think tank located in Riyadh. His research focuses on the contextual challenges facing cities and the role of governing institutions. He advocates for a shift from conventional top-down planning and management practices to a holistic and human-centric approach to governance for sustainable urban transformation. Bilal holds a M.A. in City & Regional Planning from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Saudi Arabia’s Smart Cities Program: Why Local Government is Imperative to Digital Transformation

By |2019-08-08T09:48:13+02:00August 8th 2019|smart & digital development, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , |

Cities can only become “smart” if they are responsive to their citizens – therefore, local governments need to take the lead in the digital transformation, says Bilal Saghir.

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