São Paulo, Brazil, 30 July 2013
At the kind invitation of the Government of Brazil, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU
) organized a workshop on Smart Sustainable Cities in Latin America. The workshop was held on 30 July 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil.
A smart sustainable city is one that uses technology to transform its basic infrastructure and optimize energy and resource usage. A holistic smart sustainable city development strategy should rest on three interlinked components: leadership, integrated urban ICT solutions and behavioural change. ICTs can support the holistic development of smart sustainable cities by providing solutions to many of environmental challenges faced by cities; such as management of urban water, energy supply, solid waste, public transport, traffic, urban planning, buildings and infrastructure.
This workshop looked at the role that ICT and green ICT standards could play to shape smart sustainable cities and presented some global initiatives and examples of how ICT based solutions could drive green and sustainable growth of cities with a special focus on Latin America.
The workshop brought together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.