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ITU Workshop on Smart Sustainable Cities in Latin America
São Paulo, Brazil, 30 July 2013


30 July 2013

09:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Opening session

Welcome Remarks

10:30 – 10:45​

Keynote Speech

10:45 – 11:00​

​Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00​

Session 1: From Turin to São Paulo: Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)

This session will discuss the role that ICTs can play in shaping smart sustainable cities through the presentation of case studies and ongoing projects.  This session will also provide a platform to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities, develop innovative tools, and tackle challenges with intelligent techniques for the development of SSC in Latin America.

Moderator: Bruno  Ramos, Director, ITU Regional Office, Brasilia [ Biography ]



12:00 – 13:00​

Session 2: Smart and Sustainable Living

This session will provide a platform to discuss long-term sustainability ambitions and strategies to improve the quality of life of citizens. Topics under discussion will include: how to increase the levels of energy efficiency for new and existing building constructions; the promotion of the use of ICTs to regulate traffic and improve road conditions in congested urban areas;  the development of energy efficient and integrated water-energy conservation strategies and standards; the development of sustainable solid and electronic waste management; and the integration of  disaster management plans to make cities resilient to natural hazards and climate change.

Moderator: Fernanda Carreira, Executive Secretary of the Center for Sustainability Studies, Centro de Estudos em Sustentabilidade (FGV), Brazil [ Biography ]



13:00 – 14:00​

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Session 3: Smart Sustainable Environments: How Smart & Sustainable Can They Be?

This session will provide an open platform to discuss how to promote efficient policies, comprehensive strategies, international standards and methodologies that will help cities to become a place for opportunities, economic growth, social well-being, and high quality of life, thus enabling the transition towards a low carbon economy and reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.

Moderator, Guilherme Canela, Adviser for Communication and Information in MERCOSUR and Chile,
UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean [ Biography ]


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30​

Session 4: Adopting a holistic approach and promoting long-term sustainability goals

Enhancing cooperation at international, regional, national, and local levels, between educational and research institutions, governments, industries, civil society, and other smart city stakeholders, is key to raise awareness on the use of ICTs to address the challenges in cities in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Therefore, this session will provide a platform to present ongoing initiatives on climate change mitigation and adaptation and encourage public-private partnerships among stakeholders.

Moderator: Daniela Torres, Associate Rapporteur of ITU-T Study Group 5 Question 16 "Enviornmental Sustainability and Head of Green ICTs and Environment, Telefónica [ Biography | Presentation ]


Q& A

16:30 – 17:00​​

Closing Ceremony

 *To be confirmed