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​​​​​Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities
Montevideo, Uruguay


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Spanish version of the Programme [ES]

Day 1, Tuesday 11 March 2014

​08:30 - 09:00Registration
​09:00 - 10:00​Opening Ceremony
​​​10:00 - 11:30Session 1: Defining Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)

To be recognized as smart and sustainable, a city should be able to provide better employment opportunities and healthcare facilities, better options for education, better services, social inclusion and civic benefits, without putting an irreversible burden on the environment and its natural resources. A city can only be smart and sustainable if it is shaped to be economically, socially, environmentally and technologically sound. This session will provide an open platform for knowledge transfer to discuss the key attributes that define Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC) taking into account the different perspectives of the key stakeholders involved. Focus will also be placed on expanding Latin American megacities.

Moderator: Omar Lafluf, Mayor of Rio Negro [ Biography ES ]


Questions and answers                 

​11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break (sponsored by Antel)
12:00 - 13:3​0​​Session 2: Building Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC) 

ICT can increase the quality of life of cities' citizenry by improving the efficiency and quality of the services provided, fostering personal growth and social cohesion, lessening the burden on the environment and its natural resources. Thus, this section will provide a platform to discuss how ICTs can help to shape smart sustainable cities as well as highlight the role played by policy makers, industry, academia, international organizations and NGOs.  

Moderator: Guilherme Canela, Regional Adviser for Communication and Information, UNESCO  [ Biography EN ]


Questions and answers

​13:30 - 15:00 ​Free time for lunch
​15:00 - 16:30 Session 2: (cont'd)

Moderator: Lina Sanmartin, Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente (DINAMA) – Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA) [ Biography EN | ES ]


Questions and answers

16:30 - 16:45 ​Coffee Break (sponsored by Antel)
16:45​​ - 17:30

Session 3: The Role of Policies and Standards to Promote Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)

This session will provide a platform to discuss the role of policies and standards in the fostering of smart sustainable cities. This session will also present ongoing work developed by the ITU Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities. 

Moderator: Mauro Ríos, Adviser and Head of GreenIT Strategy, AGESIC [ Biography EN ]


 Questions and answers

17:30 - 18:00

Wrap-up and closing remarks 

​18:00 - 18:30​Cocktail (sponsored by Antel)