Transforming the cities of today and tomorrow – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) provides a platform for cities and communities to exchange knowledge, identify policy needs and develop vital international standards that support digital transformation for people-centred cities and achieve the Unitied Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG11, make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
How the ITU Helps Build Smart Cities and Communities?
Standardization with Global Reach: ITU-T Study Group 20
ITU-T Study Group 20 (SG20) develops international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) providing commonly agreed guidance for implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications, as well as smart cities and communities. Its work supports digital transformation in both urban and rural areas enabled by solutions in fields such as IoT, digital twins, and artificial intelligence.
United for Smart Sustainable Cities
The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) is a global UN initiative that supports cities and communities in accelerating digital transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
ITU together with other organizations, cities and other UN agencies are organizing a series of meetings and events on digital transformation for cities and communities. Don’t miss out on these key events.
Digital Transformation Webinar Series >
Towards a brighter digital future for cities
The Toolkit on Digital Transformation for People-Oriented Cities and Communities supports strategizing and planning the digital transformation of cities and communities to promote sustainable, inclusive, resilient and improved quality of life for residents in cities and communities.
Strengthening collaboration with SDOs and industry Fora
Check out how ITU collaborates with various Standards Development Organizations (SDO) and industry organizations on vital smart sustainable city projects and initiatives.