Habitat III - Networking Events
  • Tuesday 18
  • Smart city strategies and data revolution for sustainable development

    Networking Events
    Venue: R11
    Lead Organization:
    Korea Research Institute For Human Settlements (Lead) World E-Governments Organization Of Cities And Local Governments (Co-Host)
    Partner organizations:
    World Bank
    United Cities And Local Governments Asia Pacific UN-Habitat UNESCAP Pulse Lab Jakarta UCLG Committee Of Digital And Knowledge-Based Cities URAIA Platform

    The Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) and The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO), along with their partner organizations, will organize a networking event on harnessing new technologies to make cities not only more efficient, but also more sustainable and equitable. The smart city strategies, which make use of opportunities from digitalization, clean energy and technologies as well as innovative transport technologies, can provide options for inhabitants to make more environmentally-friendly choices and boost sustainable economic growth. Smart city approaches will help making cities more comfortable and safer by adopting technological tools and will serve as a key way to materialize the SDGs in this digital era. It is also becoming clear that data may represent one of the most powerful modern assets that if harnessed properly, can deepen the understanding of how cities function, inform the policy and decision-making processes, and support the monitoring of results across urban sectors for enhanced efficiency, quality of life, and new economic opportunities. Apart from talking about smart city strategies, this event will bring together city leaders and experts to share their knowledge on how data can revolutionize governance for smarter, inclusive, and sustainable cities and unique experiences in solving complex urban problems through data-based innovations to serve the public good. Through the presentation of various smart city strategies from South Korea as well as across the world particularly in countries in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and with the help of Open Data/ Big Data experts, this event will examine ways to achieve sustainable development through innovative technologies and the harnessing of data. It will further provide a critical platform for government officials, business organizations, civil organizations, and other stakeholders to share their views and promote future collaborations on the issue.