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What’s a Smart City?

A Smart City is one that places people at the center of development, incorporates Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into urban management, and uses these elements as tools to stimulate collaborative planning and citizen participation. By promoting integrated and sustainable development, Smart Cities become more innovative, competitive, attractive, and resilient, thus improving lives.

The Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) at the Inter-American Development Bank, in association with the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) is pleased to invite you to the Seminar

"Migrating from a Traditional City Management to a Smart City Management"

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


IDB Headquarters, room CR-2

1330 New York Avenue NW

Washington, D.C.

Please Register HERE

Download Agenda HERE

Download Publication HERE

Join us in a discussion about the challenges faced by cites in our region when trying to find integrated solutions for the efficient implementation of technologies and identify opportunities to migrate to a "Smart City” Management:

  • International Experts will present specific “Smart City” Case Studies from Rio de Janeiro, Medellin, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Songdo, Orlando, among others.
  • We will launch "The Road Towards Smart Cities", a publication that proposes a roadmap for carrying out this transformation.
  • Our private sector partners who will present their innovative solutions and successful implementation of “Smart City” solutions, including: Everis NTT, Grupo Mondragon, IDOM, Microsoft, NEC Corporation, SAP and Telefonica.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


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